RANGER RESTART: Updates, resources, and FAQs

Phased Restart - Faculty and Staff

We are happy to open and come together in the safest way possible.  

In accordance with UW System Board of Regents' resolution, Governor Evers' executive order, and Chancellor Ford's mandateface coverings are required in all indoor public spaces, including classrooms, and strongly encouraged outside when physical distancing is not possible.

In order to keep campus open safely, it is imperative we all follow the guidelines and protocols below, take the Responsibility Pledge, and check your symptoms each day. 

Ranger Restart Responsibility Pledge

Students are encouraged to complete this form if diagnosed with COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, as this greatly enhances contact tracing to reduce the spread of the virus. 

Face Coverings

In accordance with UW System Board of Regents' resolution and Governor Evers' executive order, face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces, including classrooms, and strongly encouraged outside when physical distancing is not possible.

Social Distancing

At least 6-feet of separation should be maintained between individuals. 


No gatherings of more than 10 people (study groups, social function, etc).  Classrooms have been set up for social distancing using a minimum of 6 feet between seats. In-person classes may have more than 10 people per class session.


Testing for COVID-19 required for any known case or known contact (anybody at the University who spent at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of the case) be quarantined and tested. 


Student Housing

  • Only approved student residents allowed to live on campus. 
  • Regular messaging to residents about public health guidelines and hygiene practices. 
  • Single residents spaced out to single rooms with most buildings closed. 
  • No guests allowed.
  • Gathering spaces (indoor and outdoor, including playgrounds), and fitness areas closed. 
  • Isolation rooms available (includes food delivery)
  • Frequent cleaning of high touch areas in public spaces. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations spaced throughout public areas. 
  • Employees who engage directly with resident/public checked for symptoms.
  • Group programming limited and social distancing maintained. 
  • Symptom checking of residents on a periodic basis with guidance/assistance of Student Health and Counseling.
  • Signage and barrier to support social distancing at service desks and employees wear face coverings.

Housing Restart page Housing FAQs

Brickstone Grill and Eatery

Wed-Sat | 10 am-2 pm
Sun-Tue | 10 am-2 pm and 5-7 pm


  • All patrons must wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Plexiglas shields will be in place at POS stations. Students will swipe their own cards reducing contact with staff.
  • Self serve options will no longer exist. Utensils and condiments will be given out. Meals will be made and distributed at each station. 

  • Pre order and take out options are being developed

  • No outside catering will be booked for this spring. Internal caterings may happen with some parameters.

Protocols our staff will follow

  • All employees will be symptom checked and temperatures taken daily when they return.
  • Staff will wear face coverings and increase hand washing and sanitizing.
  • Stagger workstations so workers can maintain a 6 ft. distance and do not face one another.
  • Staff must sanitize hands between handling payment options and food/containers. 
  • UW-Parkside dining services will follow CDC and health department guidelines.

Student Center Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-10 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9:30 am-9:30 pm




What we are doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • requiring that both customers and employees wear face coverings.

  • signs to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart, including outside when in line, and in store check-out lines.

  • disinfecting carts and baskets after each usage.

  • limiting the number of customers so that a 6-foot distance can be easily maintained.

  • providing hand sanitizer at checkout counters, entrance/exit, and ATM locations

  • established one-way aisles to support physical distancing

  • discouraging bringing kids or strollers into stores when possible to allow as much space as possible in aisles. 

  • installed clear plastic partitions between cashier and customer where it is not possible to maintain 6 ft. of distance. 

  • making regular announcements to remind customers to follow physical distancing guidelines. 

Special services

  • delivering products through curbside pick-up or delivery when feasible
  • set an established daily window of time for high-risk individuals to come in without pressure from crowds.  



Synchronous online classes have set meeting days and times. They are listed in the class schedule as “online”, and include days and times but no room number. For these classes you are expected to be logged in to the class during the regular meeting times, or be counted absent.


Asynchronous online classes are listed in the course schedule as “online”. There are no set meeting times or days. Keep in mind that online classes are not self-paced. You can log in to your class, use the class material and do the work at various times during the day, but there are still deadlines and due dates for projects, assignments, etc. If the class includes online quizzes and tests, they are often configured such that you have only a certain window of time in which to take the quiz.


Hybrid classes include some in-person time and some online time. There are notes in the class schedule indicating which classes are being delivered in hybrid format, but the class schedule doesn’t provide details about which days you will be in class and which days you will be interacting with the class online. Your instructors will provide those details.



  • Remote internships that students may complete from home are preferred.
  • Internships that comply with the prevailing governmental guidelines of the location of the internship site may be completed in part or wholly on-site.
  • Internship course instructors: Are encouraged to be flexible in the required number of hours to be completed on-site, allowing for remote work and other assignments to be completed to meet credit expectations. Alternative work should be aligned with learning goals for the internship. Students who are in a vulnerable or at-risk group or are involved in the personal care for someone in this category should be allowed an alternative educational experience to meet program requirements. Internship instructors should coordinate with internship student and internship site on ways to adjust internship if necessary. Internship academic instructors may consult with the Community and Business Engagement Office for additional guidance.
  • Online instruction with limited exceptions approved by the Dean and/or designee based upon the ability to maintain safety for students, staff, and faculty.
  • If in-person classes are held, room capacity is based on room size and current social distancing guidelines
  • If in-person classes are held, at least 6-feet of separation should be maintained between individuals. 
  • Face coverings must be worn in all classrooms
  • Daily deep cleaning by custodial staff.
  • Cleaning supplies will be available to self-clean surfaces as needed (ex: as you enter the class).
  • Attendance taking is required to facilitate contact tracing should the need arise.

Labs and Research Space

  • Only research activities approved by the Dean and/or designee permitted based upon the ability to maintain safety for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Lab capacities are based on a minimum of 6 feet of social distancing, and will take into account safe laboratories practices.
  • Surface cleaning conducted following each laboratory activity.

Student clubs and organizations are encouraged to meet online. (At this time, rooms are not available to reserve.)

Common spaces are available on campus where your student orgs and clubs could meet taking the best precautions and following social distancing guidelines. 

  • Stay six feet apart
  • Wear masks
  • Wash hands or sanitize often 

We invite you to read the Midnight Ranger weekly email for updates on events, and other campus activities. We also encourage you to bookmark the Midnight Ranger page for your convenience, as it gets updated daily.


If you are interested in learning more about the student orgs and activites, please visit the Student Orgs webpage (link below) and attend the Student Org Showcase where you have the opportunity to meet others in the organizations. Follow us on Facebook to learn more!


Please contact Amanda Balistreri if you have any questions or concerns | balistre@uwp.edu

The library is under construction and the concourse level (L1) is entirely closed.

  • A temporary entrance is located on the D1 level to the right of the glass wall. 
  • The library is open for limited in-person service, but the library staff will continue to offer support online.
  • There are changes throughout the library to accommodate social distancing requirements and masks are required

You can use the following rooms without a reservation:

  • Grnq D101
  • Grnq D103
  • Moln L116
  • Moln L149
  • Moln L161
  • Moln L212
  • Moln L216
  • Moln L317
  • Moln L322

You can use these rooms with a reservation:

  • Grnq D107
  • Grnq D109
  • Moln L112
  • Moln L114
  • Moln L140
  • Moln L142
  • Rita L128  

The following three rooms may be reserved around scheduled classes

  • SCTR L121 Hickory Room
  • SCTR L125 Spruce Room
  • SCTR L127 Poplar Room

To reserve a room, go to the Logins page and click on EMS Web. Use the same user name and password as you log on to other Parkside accounts. Also, an email to reservations@uwp.edu and we can make the reservation. 

Learn more about the TechBar!

How to check out a computer or hotspot

  • Contact the TechBar (servicedesk@uwp.edu or 262-595-2444), tell the person of your need for a laptop or hotspot or both.
  • CTS staff will make a ticket for this and set an appointment with you to stop by the Tech Bar – (WYLL L101) to pick the equipment up.
  • You need to bring your Ranger ID or Driver’s License when you come to pick up the equipment.
  • A checkout is created in our Web Check Out system with your information and a return date (typically the end of the semester).
  • You will need to sign into the laptop with your Parkside credentials so that your profile gets created. CTS Tech Bar staff will assist with this process.
  • If there are any problems with the equipment while you are using it, contact the TechBar
  • CTS Staff will reach out at the end of the semester to see if you need to renew the checkout or make an appointment to return the equipment.
  • If at any time you want or need to return the equipment or exchange the equipment, you should just contact the TechBar at 262-595-2444 to make an appointment.

Sports & Activity Center workout facilities (Strength & Conditioning Center/Wellness Center)

  • Re-opening date, protocols and facility schedules can be found on our web page.
  • The facilities will open in 55-minute time blocks, with 5-minute periods in between to accommodate cleaning protocols
  • Individuals are required to check in before entering the facilities, including temperature checks and health screening 
  • Face masks will be required 
  • Capacity is limited to 15 individuals per facility 


Keep an eye out for more information about campus activities and outdoor/virtual intramural options, intramurals and recreation activities will start as of the spring 2021 semester. Please reach out to Jason Cooper for questions regarding intramurals. 

Sports & Activity Center/Athletics offices and employees

  • Employees required to wear face masks
  • Employees complete daily health screening
  • Social distancing protocols should be adhered to at all times
  • Staff clean surfaces after uses

Parkside Athletics competitions

  • In conjunction with decisions made by NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Parkside Athletics has started competition as of Jan. 1, 2021.
  • Stay up-to-date by visiting ParksideRangers.com

External Rentals

  • Certain outdoor activities may resume pending Department of Athletics approval and in adherence with safety protocols. For more information on external facility rentals, please contact Events and Operations Coordinator Ryan Ridley.  

Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course

  • Runners and hikers are required to practice social distancing protocols


Custodial teams throughout campus are following recommendations published by the CDC and EPA for products used for cleaning and disinfecting.

In addition, they have placed signage to remind us all to follow safety guidelines:

Ranger Restart signage

Training Videos

All UW-Parkside students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to watch these 5-minute COVID information videos.

General Covid-19 Training

General Training on Covid-19

Ranger Restart Employee Training

Training Specific to UW-Parkside


  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • Face coverings and 6 feet of social distancing are required in all public areas of the UW-Parkside campus.
  • People who feel sick should stay at home, and contact their medical provider.
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