Building Manager Update (October 29)

Here are a number of updates and reminders about FP&M operations.

Fall Semester Physical Security

While all in-person instruction will move to a virtual format after the Thanksgiving recess, most campus facilities will remain open, just as they are today, through the end of the semester. This phase of the semester does not constitute a campus shutdown or closure.

Requests for restricted access, which must include justification as well as documentation of the appropriate Dean/Vice Chancellor approval, must be sent to UWPD Access Control (

Rodent Awareness Week (October 22-28)

Many of us look forward to cooler weather at this time of year, but as temperatures drop, rodents such as mice and rats head indoors to find warmth. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), nearly half of all rodent issues happen in the fall and winter months. To help educate the public about the health risks that rats and mice can pose, the NPMA has designated October 22 through 28 as Rodent Awareness Week.

If you’ve spotted these or other unwanted pests, please submit a work request to Physical Plant Customer Service.

Reminder: Changes to Scheduled Instructional Spaces

The list of instructional spaces scheduled for use in the Fall 2020 semester has been updated by the Registrar. For detailed information, consult these two lists:

If you have a room that has been inactivated that still requires custodial services, please contact Kris Ackerbauer ( to discuss your requirements.

Reminder: Polling Locations on Campus

UW-Madison will host a number of polling locations for the November 3 general election.

  • University Club
  • Below Alumni House
  • University Apartments Community Center
  • Wisconsin Energy Institute
  • Nicholas Recreation Center
  • Chazen Museum of Art
  • Memorial Union

The allocated spaces in these facilities will be unavailable from 6am on November 3rd until approximately 7am on November 4th. Cleaning and disinfecting is planned to take place overnight.

Note: An extended delay in closing the polls could impact availability the following morning. For information, please contact Jesse Winters (

Additional Information

For the latest information about campus operations, check the FP&M Operational Status page and the COVID-19 Response Campus Operations page.