Building Manager Update (January 27)

This week’s message includes reminders about the university’s COVID-19 response plans for the spring semester, FP&M’s operations, and the spring building manager meeting.

Save the Date!

The Spring 2021 Building Manager meeting will be held on February 25 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Please keep an eye out for a meeting invitation and link to the virtual meeting space, as well as a pre-meeting survey.

Update: Safer Badgers Building Access

Badger Wellness Ambassadors began working across campus in monitored buildings on January 25. However, enforcement of the building access restrictions based on the Badger Badge will not begin until February 8. 

Reminder: Scheduled Instructional Spaces

The list of instructional spaces scheduled for use in the Spring 2021 semester has been updated by the Registrar. For detailed information, consult the list of instructional spaces in use.

Reminder: Custodial Services

On January 25, custodians shifted focus back to cleaning instructional spaces and currently identified  virtual learning and assessment spaces, as well as restrooms and building common areas.

Campus units are once again responsible for cleaning laboratories and shared offices, in addition to private offices. They continue to be responsible for removing trash and recycling to central locations in their buildings.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Physical Plant Customer Service or your building’s custodial supervisor.

Reminder: Building Access

Building access for the Spring 2021 semester is intended to be similar to last semester with added locking of buildings monitored by Badger Wellness Ambassadors.  

Please note that there is no connection between an individual’s Badger Badge status and the campus electronic access control system. Established protocols regarding requests to lock a building remain in place. Requests to lock a building must be sent to UWPD Access Control ( and include justification and documentation of approval from the appropriate vice chancellor or dean.

It is the responsibility of all units to clearly communicate to their employees about the building access protocols they will use. It remains the responsibility of each building to ensure that anyone who needs access to the building can obtain it if they are in compliance with campus health protocols. 

Please be sure to communicate with your building occupants to make sure they are aware of any changes to access and locking status.

Reminder: Loading Dock Access

The Safer Badgers program requires some changes to loading dock access in monitored buildings. In general, we recommend that loading docks remain unlocked in all buildings. The following conditions apply for monitored buildings:

  • Signage at the loading dock must indicate that it is not an authorized building entrance; this signage should direct people to the entrance monitored by Badger Wellness Ambassadors.
  • The loading dock must be periodically checked to verify that people are not using it as a building entrance instead of the monitored entrance.
  • The loading dock must be locked if these checks find that the dock is being used inappropriately as a building entrance.

Buildings that are not being monitored as part of the Safer Badgers program may continue to provide access to their loading docks as they are currently.

Additional Information

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