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Update | Fall 2020

Photo Gallery: On Campus During COVID-19

Photography by Bryce Richter and Paul L. Newby II

From mask wearing to physical distancing, the Fall 2020 semester looked anything but typical on the UW–Madison campus. Reopening under the university’s Smart Restart policy, students took classes in a hybrid mix of in-person and remote delivery while faculty and staff adjusted their work to ensure a quality learning experience despite the uncertainty of the pandemic. These photos capture a reality that no one could have predicted—and that we certainly won’t forget.

A classroom with students sitting six feet from one another
Lecturer Tim Buhl teaches a marketing course in the Morgridge Auditorium. The room normally has a capacity of 280, but is now limited to 46 as students sit a minimum of six feet from one another.
Fabio Gaertner teaching a class
Fabio Gaertner, associate professor of accounting and information systems, wears PPE to teach a finance class to Wisconsin MBA students.
Anna Ankerstjerne on her laptop
Anna Ankerstjerne (BS ’23), like many UW–Madison students, opted for outdoor study as weather permitted in the early weeks of the semester.
Lecturer Bill Camp on an online meeting with a student
Lecturer Bill Camp discusses coursework with a student via computer in his office at Grainger Hall. While masks are required in all public campus spaces, Camp can teach without one when there is no one else in his office.
Winnie Xie studying
Winnie Xie (BBA ’22) studies in WSB’s Learning Commons. The Business Library and most other UW–Madison libraries are accessible by appointment only during the Fall 2020 semester.
Ola Coker cleaning a classroom
Student worker Ola Coker (BS ’21) cleans a Grainger Hall classroom between classes.
Josie Hansen
The hashtag #MaskUpUW quickly became a rallying cry for the campus community to follow safety guidelines. Business Badger Josie Hansen (BBA ’22) does her part.