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March 2, 2021

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Apply for parking for the 2017-18 year

Eligible UW-Madison employees can now apply for 2017-18 parking, valid Sept. 1, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018. Lot assignments are made based on the parking priorities assigned by your department. The deadline to apply for the first round of assignments is June 9. To apply, visit  https://www.fpm.wisc.edu/trans/permits/Default.aspx. First round lot assignment offers will be emailed to permit holders July 14 through July 20. Offers must be accepted and purchased by Aug. 8.

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Construction affects Observatory Drive, University ramp

Utility work trenching across Observatory Drive will cause detours over the next few weeks. Starting Monday, May 15, Observatory Drive between Elm Drive and Easterday Lane will be one-way westbound only. Eastbound traffic will be detoured at Easterday onto Linden Drive until approximately May 29. Then, starting Tuesday, May 30, Observatory Drive will be closed to both directions of traffic for about a week. All traffic between Elm and Easterday will be detoured to Linden Drive. In addition, A City of Madison utility project will close the exit ramp from eastbound University Avenue onto “Old” University Avenue from Monday, May 15 through Friday, May 26. For commuters who take University Avenue to Highland Avenue or Walnut Street, the best alternative during this construction would be to turn left at University Bay Drive and proceed to Highland Avenue.
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Alumni Park to open on Oct. 6

The Wisconsin Alumni Association has announced the opening date for Alumni Park. This new green space between Memorial Union and the Red Gym, hugging the shore of Lake Mendota, will officially open to campus and the community Friday, Oct. 6. The park, with more than 50 museum-like exhibits woven through gardens, plus a visitor center, is believed to be the first Alumni Park of its kind in the country.
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Campus IT Professionals Conference is June 22

Organized by your fellow IT professionals, the June 22 UW-Madison IT Professionals Conference was designed to forge meaningful connections among campus IT staff. Submit your ideas for a session and register for the event. Cost is $35 per person. Topics include DevOps, Cloud, Security, Web hosting, Development, Instructional Technology, Research IT, Databases, Customer Service, Linux, Containers, Windows, Mobile and more.

The Working at UW newsletter will take a short break, and will return on Wednesday, June 7.  
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