Students & Families

Information for students and families on COVID-19 planning and preparedness.
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Return to Fall 2021

This plan is effective August 23, 2021 and will be updated as new information emerges and the fall semester progresses.

Face Covering Required

Beginning on August 23, 2021, every individual, regardless of vaccination status, who enters campus lands shall wear a face covering:

  • In all indoor public spaces except students in their assigned residence hall rooms and employees when alone in a private, unshared office or lab;
  • While riding a campus shuttle or when two or more people are present in a university vehicle.

Face covering means a piece of cloth or other material that is worn to cover the nose and mouth completely. A face covering must be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head and must fit snuggly, but comfortably, against the side of the face.

Cloth face coverings must be made with two or more layers of breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source). A face covering does not include bandanas, single layer neck gaiters, face shields, goggles, scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, shirt or sweater collars pulled up over the mouth and nose, or masks with slits, exhalation valves, or punctures, as public health experts have determined that these types of coverings are ineffective at preventing respiratory droplets from entering the air.

Food & Beverages in Class

Because masks must be removed and food spillage also makes cleaning and disinfection less efficient, no eating should occur during classes. Although drinking also requires masks to be removed during class time, due to the importance of hydration, it is allowed. Use good judgment and re-mask immediately after taking a drink.

Read Chancellor's Order on Mask Use & Testing >>

Photo of Blaze getting vaccinated"Do Your Part" Vaccination Incentive Program

Hey Blue Devils! Help us hit our mark of a minimum of 70% of our students fully vaccinated! 

By now you have most likely learned of the UW System "70 for 70" COVID vaccine incentive program as well as the announcement that UW-Stout will offer a vaccine incentive program. Once your vaccine information is uploaded, you can win valuable prizes, including a $7,000 scholarship toward your tuition when you “Do Your Part” to help keep our community safe and healthy.

Learn More About 70 for 70 >>

UW-Stout Campus Self-Reported Vaccinations


Percent of UW-Stout Students Self-Reporting as Fully Vaccinated as of 9/20/21

60.48% of Students


Percent of UW-Stout Campus Employees Self-Reporting as Fully Vaccinated as of 9/20/2021

86.14% of Employees

Free Vaccine Clinic

Friday, October 1, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
South Lawn (outside of MSC; under white pop-up tent) Rain Site: Memorial Student Center
No appointments needed; first come first served

Choice of one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two-dose Pfizer (second dose to be given on October 1).

Once you are fully vaccinated, defined as two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose of the J & J, and have uploaded your information into the secure database, you are eligible to be a winner in the daily drawings as well as for the grand prize scholarship drawings. Scholarships will be awarded after October 15, 2021.

COVID-19 Surge Testing

We offer free rapid-result COVID-19 antigen tests for faculty, staff, students, and community members.

The University of Wisconsin – Stout is committed to maintaining an environment of respect that is free from discrimination and supporting all community members affected by this global health threat. Bias, discrimination, and harassment are contrary to UW-Stout values. If you, or someone you know experiences bias, please report to our response team.

This website is intended to serve as a resource for the UW-Stout community and our constituents, and we urge people to monitor it regularly for updates.


If you have been fully vaccinated, defined as two weeks after receiving your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and have not yet uploaded your information, you may do so here.

Your vaccination information is treated as high-risk data under Wisconsin law and UW System policy. The information is submitted using a Microsoft form on a secure server through an encrypted connection. It is also encrypted in storage and is only available to specific individuals on a need-to-know basis.

The more students that are vaccinated, the greater the likelihood we can prevent outbreaks, keep our campus community safe and healthy, and enjoy all the things we appreciate most about UW-Stout and Dunn Country. Educate yourself about the vaccine online. If you have not yet been vaccinated and need assistance in accessing the vaccine, Wisconsin residents can find information here and Minnesota students can find information here. Plans are underway for UW-Stout to hold an on-campus vaccination clinic the week classes begin. More details will be released soon. 

Vaccination Locations

  • Pharmacies:
  • Local Clinics:
    • Mayo Clinic Health System -appointments scheduled through patient portal: Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic App. (Enroll in Patient Online Services)  For additional assistance call 877-858-0398
      • 2321 Stout Road  #715-235-5531
    • Prevea Clinic- appointments can be scheduled through MyPrevea at  For additional assistance call 833-344-4373
      • 2919 Stout Road  #715-3094451
      • May need to travel to Eau Claire, WI clinic site.
    • Marshfield Clinic Visit the Marshfield Clinic Health System website to complete a survey for the COVID-19 vaccine or call 877-998-0880.
      • 3603 Schneider Ave SE  #233-6400
      • May need to travel to Eau Claire, WI clinic site.
  • Dunn County Public Health Department
    • 3001 UW Highway 12 East  #715-232-2388

Thanks for "Doing Your Part," Blue Devils, to help us hit our mark of a minimum of 70% of our students fully vaccinated!


Dunn County Public Health currently recommends limiting events to 100 attendees for indoor events and 250 attendees for outdoor events. Sponsors/organizers of events that exceed the existing Dunn County recommended limits must complete the event exemption form, which includes an event safety plan. Student organizations will continue to use the existing student organization event registration form.

Blue Devil Athletics will welcome back spectators to our sporting events this fall. Masks will be recommended for unvaccinated individuals and there will be no limitations on capacities; however, this could change based on updates to NCAA standards.

All events shall be entered into the university calendar. Instructions on how to add an event to the university calendar using EMS system are available on the University Calendar Guidelines page. This ensures that campus event coordinators can be notified of any changes should the need arise. It is the responsibility of the event organizer or sponsor to ensure that all events are entered into the university calendar.

Student Resources

SAFE@Stout COVID-19 Daily Self-Screening & Guidance
A self-screening process to support the early identification of illness and help protect the health and safety of our community. 

Temperature-taking Resources
Students, employees, and visitors may request to have their temperatures taken at any of these locations during normal business hours.  

Technology Resources
Student technology resources on StoutCloud for online learning and tutoring, web conferencing, and mobile hotspots.

Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress and Anxiety
Resources and information for navigating a complex and challenging issue.

Software to help with mental health and wellbeing.

StoutFam Email Newsletter
StoutFam email newsletter provides resources parents, families and friends need to help their children during college.

Local and Regional Student Resources
Connecting students to support services and agencies.

UW-Stout Memos for Students

Memos are listed in the order they were released.