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February 4, 2023

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Lot 3 closes to make way for music center

Lot 3 will close permanently April 1, 2017, as construction begins on the new Music Performance Center. In light of this closure, Lot 3 base lot permit holders are being relocated; permit holders, please check your emails for more information. All vehicles must be removed from Lot 3 by 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 1. Any vehicles in the lot past 7 a.m. will be towed at the owner's expense.
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Life insurance premium, coverage info available

UW-Madison employees' new  State Group Life Insurance premium and coverage level, effective April 1, is available by visiting It's based on your age as of April 1 each year and your highest calendar year of Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) earnings. If you have changed age categories, or have had a salary change since April 1, 2016, then your premium may change effective April 1, 2017. Premiums will be reflected on the March 30, 2017 paycheck for University Staff paid biweekly and the March 31, 2017 paycheck for Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointees paid monthly. If you did not have an age category or salary change, your premium will remain the same. If you have questions, contact your human resources office.

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Terrace season has traditional, new programs

Memorial Union Terrace will open this season with the community’s favorite traditions, new events, and new dining and recreation options. Noticeably missing will be construction nearby on Memorial Union’s first floor, which opened in December 2016 and will be open this Terrace season. The return of Terrace season will include the return of Terrace After Dark, a summer-long event series that blends music and film with warm summer nights. The opening date for the Memorial Union Terrace has not yet been determined. The Terrace generally opens in mid- to late April, depending on the weather.

BCycle free rides during Grand Opening week

In partnership with UW Transportation Services, Madison BCycle is offering free 30-minute rides during their Grand Opening week, March 26 to April 1. Riders can redeem promo code “20176736” at any Madison BCycle station. The code activates a 24-hour pass that allows unlimited 30-minute rides. UW Transportation Services has a partnership with Madison BCycle for discounted annual passes for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff. To get an annual pass for $20 (a $65 value), sign up with your UW email and use these promo codes: UW students (code WISCSTUDENT), UW & UW Health employees (code WISCFACULTY) and UW Extension employees (code UWEXTENSION).
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