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A fresh coat of snow covers trees and the Carillon Tower at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during winter on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Employee News

February 9, 2023

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Hours at Campus Dining Locations Dec. 16–Jan. 20

University Housing dining locations on campus will observe special hours during the upcoming winter break. All locations will be closed Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25. Liz’s Market, located in Waters Residence Hall, 1200 Observatory Drive, is the only location that will be open from Wednesday, Dec. 27–Thursday, Jan. 11. Hours at certain locations also vary during fall exam week and at the beginning of the winter break, Saturday, Dec. 16 through Saturday, Dec. 23. Dining locations will return to regular academic year hours on Sunday, Jan. 21. For complete details, go to
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Winter Break Schedules for Campus and City Buses

UW Transportation Services would like to remind everyone that campus bus operations will shift for winter break. From Saturday, Dec. 23–Monday, Jan. 22, campus buses will be on “Recess Service.” There will be no service on December 24–25 or on December 31–January 1. Regular campus service hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Madison Metro bus service from the City of Madison will operate on holiday schedules December 24–25 and January 1.
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Workshops Offer New Ways to Teach in Canvas

Instructors and teaching assistants can prepare for the new semester by attending "Teaching Effectively in Canvas" sessions in early January. Attendees will gain strategies for using the learning management system to free up their own time and increase student learning. Registration is now open for sessions on applying learning principles, assessment, interactive learning, and individual learning. DoIT Academic Technology will also offer technical trainings in early January for people who would like to learn more about getting started, file management, student wayfinding, and managing grades in Canvas.
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Jan. 2 is Monthly Pay Date for December Earnings

For UW–Madison employees who are paid on the first of each month, the monthly pay date for December 2017 earnings will be Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. To avoid tax-related issues, the January 1 pay date for December earnings is paid in the new calendar year and must be the first "official banking business day" following the New Year's holiday.
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Working at UW to Return After Winter Break

This will be the final edition of Working at UW newsletter for 2017. Watch for our next edition on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Happy holidays to all!
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