​Frequently Asked Questions

 What responsiblities do students have in preventing the spread of COVID-19?

UW-Stevens Point encourages students to be vaccinated. Vaccines are not mandatory to attend UW-Stevens Point, however, there are many reasons to be vaccinated as a college student.

If you are fully vaccinated (its been two weeks since your final dose):

  • You may receive an excemption from COVID-19 requirements by submitting your vaccination record through UWSP's secure online portal at https://www.uwsp.edu/C19TestingExemption. When the exemption is granted, the student:
    • No longer needs to complete the daily online sympton screening
    • Is exempt from the COVID-19 testing requirement
    • Does not need to quarantine if identified as a close contact to a postive case or following return from international travel.

If you are not vaccinated and are reporting to campus in person:

  • Stay at least six feet apart from people not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • You must be tested every week when you are on any UW-Stevens Point property. Students living on a UWSP campus must be tested weekly. See the testing website.
  • Complete UW-Stevens Point's COVID-19 Daily Screening before coming on to campus, or leaving your residence hall.
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay in your residence hall or at home! Contact campus Student Health Service by phone at 715-346-4646. You will speak to a nurse who will help determine whether you need an appointment for further evaluation and possible testing for COVID-19 or will provide other medical advice as deemed appropriate. Students who have symptoms may be told to follow these next steps for care: Isolate from others when ill, manage symptoms and other care needs. Either Student Health Service, or your own physician, will provide guidance as applicable. 
    • It can take up to 10 days to test positive or show symptoms.
    • You can spread COVID-19 to others beginning two days before symptoms start until several days after symptoms start and about one day after you recover. You can spread the virus even if you never develop symptoms - not everyone with COVID-19 will get sick.
    • By remaining in quarantine, you are helping stop the spread.

If you have questions on quarantine, isolation or your next steps, please follow instructions in this flow chart.

Please practice the following on and off campus. What you do off campus matters on campus.

  • If you are not feeling well, stay home. DO NOT go to class or work.
  • Wear your face covering on campus, and off campus whenever it's difficult to maintain physical distancing of six feet.
  • Use hand sanitizer. 
  • Use warm water and soap to wash your hands for 20 seconds, in addition to using hand sanitizer throughout the day – especially after you encounter touch points, such as door handles.
  • Do not touch your face. Cover your mouth when you cough. Sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm.
  • Minimize touching non-personal items. Use your shoulder or elbow to push through doors, and a paper towel or other disposable item to turn doorknobs or push buttons.
  • Assist in wiping down commonly used surfaces after use, such as cooking areas, computers, tools and equipment. Cleaning kits are placed in specific areas, such as residence hall kitchens and meeting, locker and computer spaces.
  • Use water fountains for bottle filling only. Drinking from a fountain is not allowed. Run the water 10 seconds before filling your own bottle. Consider carrying a refillable bottle.
  • Be sure you are getting plenty of rest. Find time to refresh and relax, and try your best to practice patience and thoughtfulness with yourself and others.

 What is UW-Stevens Point's face covering policy?

Chancellor Gibson has extended his order on mask use until March 18, 2022.

The more infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 has led to a significant increase in transmission rates across the country and in Wisconsin. 

In response, as of Monday, Aug. 9, all students, employees and visitors to any UW-Stevens Point campus or facility will be required to wear face coverings when inside campus buildings and enclosed spaces with others outside of your household (e.g., in a UWSP vehicle)

Students with conditions that affect their use of a face covering should contact the Disability and Assistive Technology Center (datctr@uwsp.edu, 715-346-3365) to discuss accommodations in classes. Please make your request now to ensure consideration before classes begin.

Students are required to wear face coverings in the classroom and will be asked to put one on before entering. Change your face covering daily with a clean one. No matter what type you wear, take care of your needs. Remove your face covering outdoors when you are not near other people. Take a break in a separate room. Try to find your comfort zones with a face covering. Please be aware, others may have differing needs and requirements for their face covering wear.

For more information on face coverings, go to the CDC website

 Why do I have to quarantine, even if I test negative for coronavirus?

If you are asked to quarantine, please follow all instructions:

  • It can take up to 10 days to test positive or show symptoms.
  • You can spread COVID-19 to others beginning two days before symptoms start until several days after symptoms start and about one day after you recover. You can spread the virus even if you never develop symptoms - not everyone with COVID-19 will get sick.
  • By remaining in quarantine, you are helping stop the spread.

This flow chart clarifies testing and quarantine protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Is UW-Stevens Point having a Spring Break?

As of this date, it is the intent of UW-Stevens Point to fulfill the existing Spring 2021 calendar – including the currently scheduled spring break.

However, uncertainties that could change this are numerous and include possible future directives from Governor Evers, University of Wisconsin System or other entities.  

Spring break is a welcome break for students, faculty and staff. Use the time to rest and rejuvenate, but please reconsider traveling. With the possibility that spring break may change, it's wise to avoid extensive travel plans.

Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. If you must travel in Wisconsin or beyond, be sure to wear a face covering in any place with people outside of your household. Avoiding gatherings and staying home are the best ways to protect yourself and others. Check travel advisories for the state you are traveling to at this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site. International travel requires a 14-day quarantine, and many states advise quarantines for travelers entering or returning to the state.

The best advice we can give at this point is to plan your spring break activities cautiously.  If you have flights or other travel arrangements you will be making, look into trip insurance in case these must be cancelled.  Finally, please know that in the event spring break is somehow cancelled or modified – students, faculty, and staff will be immediately notified of this change."

 ‭(Hidden)‬ How can I rent spring textbooks and materials?


Spring 2021 rental:

In order to provide excellent service to our students while keeping safety as a top priority, the University Store & Text Rental, operated by Barnes & Noble College, will have multiple service options available to obtain course materials. 

If you are a student living on campus, off campus or commuting, the following options are available to you for textbook rental check-out at the UWSP main campus:

  • OPTION 1
    In-Person Pickup: The University Store & Text Rental will offer additional store hours to provide in-person service while accommodating for occupancy restrictions. Students picking up their books in-person will need to bring their student ID and their book list.

    Book lists for the semester can be found on the UWSP accesSPoint system (https://accesspoint.uwsp.edu/my.policy). Once logged into the system with your student login, click on the My Classes tile. On the left-hand column click on My Book List, then Main Campus.  Then log in one more time and choose the correct semester (spring 2021) at the top drop-down listing. 

    Those who choose to pick up their textbooks in-person will need to shop for their books on the shelves.  Masks are required and social distancing must be observed. 

  • OPTION 2
    Shipping: Students may choose to order their books through the University Store's website and have them shipped to their address. Please note, shipping is the recommended option if you commute or live off campus in the surrounding communities greater than 10 miles from campus. Due to the volume of orders placed through the website and shipping timelines, students living within reasonable driving distance from campus will get their books faster by picking them up in person.

    To have your books shipped, please visit https://uwsp.bncollege.com and select "find textbooks" under the textbooks tab. You will need your course schedule available to select the courses in which you are enrolled. Once you have entered your course information, click "find materials" to be shown the textbooks for your course. Simply add them to your cart and complete the checkout process. Books listed as "prepaid" are part of our Textbook Rental program and included as part of your tuition. Materials that show a "new" or "used" option with a price are available for purchase and designated as required, recommended, etc. at the direction of your professor. These materials need to be purchased but can be shipped with your rental textbooks. Please allow seven to 10 business days for shipping to ensure that your course materials arrive prior to the start of your courses.  

Safety precautions in place:

  • Masks are required for both staff and customers
  • Staff will be monitoring the number of guests in the store at all times and limiting that number based on campus recommendations and social distancing
  • Frequent cleaning of all high-contact areas, including but not limited to service counters, card readers and door handles
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the store
  • Designated entry and exit doors
  • Markings on the floor to direct traffic and maintain social distancing in lines
  • Sneeze guards at registers
  • Shipping option to encourage students to order books online and limit traffic in store, as well as to service those students taking courses remotely
  • Extended hours to accommodate for limited store occupancy restrictions

To better accommodate for the safety precautions in place, the University Store & Text Rental will be open the following hours:

Tuesday, Jan. 19 – Friday, Jan. 22             8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 23 – Sunday, Jan. 24          Noon – 4 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 25 – Thursday, Jan. 28         9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 29                                            9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Regular academic year hours after Friday, Jan. 29

Monday – Thursday        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday                              9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday          Closed   

If you are taking classes online this spring:

The University Store & Text Rental encourages online students to utilize shipping via our website to obtain their course materials. Though this is the safest and most convenient option for our students not living on campus or in the surrounding communities, online students will also have the option to shop in person for their course materials if they so choose. As noted in our safety precautions above, students wishing to obtain course materials in person will be required to wear a mask, observe social distancing and adhere to occupancy restrictions. Store hours are listed above.

Questions regarding the Text Rental return process can be emailed to the Text Rental Manager at text.rental.mgr@uwsp.edu. Remember to include your name and student ID number along with the course or textbook that you have a question about in the main body of the email. Please do not call since there are limited staff to handle the volume of questions.


Spring 2021 textbook rental:

There are three ways you can get your textbooks and course materials for the upcoming semester:

  • Visit Follett's UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield Bookstore site to purchase or rent books, clothing and merchandise online. Items will be shipped directly to your home address.
  • Order your textbooks online but pick them up within the store on campus.  
  • Rent or buy textbooks in-person: Bring your course schedule, driver's license or PointCard and a debit/credit card. (You don't have to pay for your textbooks with the debit/credit card; it is to secure the rental.)

Please check the campus website at https://www.uwsp.edu/marshfield/campus/Pages/bookstore.aspx to see current bookstore hours of operation, or call 715-389-6556.


Spring 2021 text rental:

There are three ways you can get your textbooks and course materials for the upcoming semester:

  • Visit Follett's UW-Stevens Point at Wausau Bookstore site to purchase or rent books, clothing and merchandise online. Items will be shipped directly to your home address.
  • Order your textbooks online but pick them up within the bookstore on campus.  
  • Rent or buy textbooks in-person: Bring your course schedule, driver's license or PointCard and a debit/credit card. (You don't have to pay for your textbooks with the debit/credit card; it is to secure the rental.)

Please check the campus website at https://www.uwsp.edu/wausau/campus/Pages/bookstore.aspx to see current bookstore hours of operation, or call 715-261-6217.

 What COVID-19 safety precautions has the UWSP main campus University Store & Text Rental put into place to ensure the safety of the campus community?

The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority as we work to ensure our students are prepared for the fall semester with all their necessary books and supplies. The following safety precautions are in place to protect our staff and students:

  • Masks are required for both staff and customers
  • Frequent cleaning of all high contact areas, including but not limited to service counters, card readers and door handles
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the store

 Will the University Library be open for students? ‭[2]‬

The libraries encourage the use of our online resources which can be accessed anytime, anywhere. From off campus, you should access these resources from the library's homepage (https:/www.uwsp.edu/library) which will prompt you to log in with your university login information before accessing resources. You can also link to library resources from Google Scholar by following these directions.

Albertson Hall and branch campus libraries are open for individual student study and virtual class participation. Disinfecting supplies will be provided throughout our facilities to clean spaces before and after use. Face coverings are required, and we ask that you maintain social distancing.  Please visit our hours page for up-to-date building hours.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Why is there a distance education fee?

The distance education fee isn't new, as UW-Stevens Point has charged a distance education fee for several years now. The fee was $50 per credit for all fully online courses. That fee has always applied to fully online courses regardless of whether the student was living on campus or not. 

The fee helps cover the cost of instructional design, instructor training, technology needs and support, as well as other instructional resource support for students in online programs that regular tuition does not cover. This includes:

  • Salaries for two instructional designers and our technology expert who manages the online learning platform, which we call CANVAS.

  • Wages for student workers who work with professors to design good online courses

  • Professional development for faculty who are designing quality online courses 

  • Captioning services for online courses

  • An online test-proctoring service

  • The addition of several more online library resources

  • Special technology, software and licensing fees that we're required to purchase for faculty to use to create online learning materials

With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are more fully online courses than usual. The university reduced this fee from $50 per credit to $25 per credit, as we understand that students did not have a choice in enrolling in online classes. UW-Stevens Point has no intention of making additional revenue because of the pandemic. Instead, we lowered the fee so that we can continue to balance the revenue we generate with the actual expenses we need to pay to support online learning. Unfortunately, online learning is not less expensive than in-person courses.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Will tuition or segregated fees be reduced/refunded this fall?

According to the UW System, whether we provide online, hybrid, or in-person classes, we will continue to deliver a high-quality learning experience for our students in accordance with the tuition set by the legislature. 

Also per the UW System, there are no across-the-board plans to refund segregated fees, as there continue to be structural costs required to maintain fee-funded student services and facilities, including health care and child care, student organizations and fixed costs such as building construction.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ How can I cancel my parking permit for fall 2020 if I stay home/take online courses?

The current policy states:

Prior to August 14 permit mailing date:  If students want to cancel their permits they can send an email to parking services with their name, student ID and a brief message stating why they want to cancel.  This email will prompt us to issue the refund.

After August 14 permit mailing date:  If permits have been mailed, the students can send an email to parking services requesting a refund.  We will send them a Return Permit Form for them to complete and send back with the physical permit.  Once we receive the permit back, we will issue the refund based on the following refund schedule:

  • Permit returned within the first two weeks of semester - 100% refund

  • Permit returned in the third and fourth weeks of semester - 50% refund

  • Permit returned in the fifth week through the end of 1st semester - 40% refund

 Are fitness and recreation programs available?

A variety of fitness and recreation programs will be available, including the Aquatics Center, Climbing Wall, Group Fitness, Allen Fitness Center, Intramurals, Open Rec and more. Visit uwsp.edu/fitrec for the most up-to-date information.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Will fitness centers on campus be open?

The Allen Fitness Center is open, with restrictions. Visit https://www.uwsp.edu/centers/healthwellness/Pages/Allen_Fitness_Center/About.aspx for hours and more details. Champions Hall Fitness Center is limiting membership to student-athletes and Athletics staff for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 Are placement tests canceled?

UW-Stevens Point remains committed to ensuring a seamless new-student registration experience as we persist through social-distancing challenges presented by COVID-19. All of these important discussions are had with you in mind.

The UW System placement testing has been disrupted this spring, and we want to provide peace of mind during these difficult times.  After several conversations with the appropriate academic departments, we have decided to offer an alternative option for placement exams.  As you know, placement exams serve as a mechanism to accurately determine appropriate Math, English, and Foreign Language courses for each student, but placement testing cancellations may prohibit some students from taking exams before fall registration.  

For students unable to take placement tests, and with your health and safety in mind, UW-Stevens Point is suspending the required Math, English, and Foreign Language placement exam and will instead be using a combination of the ACT/SAT sub-scores and high school grades as an alternative mechanism for placement.  The UW System Center for Placement Testing is exploring alternative online testing options, and if you are planning to utilize this choice, we encourage you to check their website for updates: https://exams.wisc.edu/placement/regionaltesting/information.php.

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will be sharing more information as we develop these measures. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Residence Halls/Dining

 How is COVID-19 affecting residential living and dining policies and procedures?

Residential Living

  • The most current face covering policy requires everyone to wear a face covering in all indoor areas except students in their assigned residence hall rooms. Residential Living employees and students living on campus can enter residence halls, but off-campus students and visitors are not allowed. See the front desk receptionist in your building for more information. Think about fun places to meet your friends elsewhere on campus. In residence halls, spaces are marked for available sinks and bathroom stall spaces. 
  • Find COVID-19 updates regarding Residential Living here.


  • Students will wear a face covering when arriving in all UW-Stevens Point Dining facilities. Please sanitize your hands on entering and before you eat. All foods will be served to order or packaged.  Avoid touch points along the way. All sales are cashless. Green on the Go containers are available as part of our Sustainable Dining Program. Upper DeBot and the DUC Food Court will have limited dine-in seating available. Please be considerate of others and use dining spaces for meals only, not other activity. 
  • Find Dining and Summer Conferences COVID-19 updates here

**All students are encouraged to check their UW-Stevens Point email and Housing Portal daily for updates.**

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Can I leave my belongings in my Residential Hall room when I leave at Thanksgiving or am I required to take them with me?

  • If students have spring housing, they can keep their belongings in their room
    • Students will need to follow a simple break check-out process that includes turning off room lights, turning on heat, taking out garbage, etc. (if they are leaving campus for extended periods of time during the break)
    • Students should take belongings that they will need for the extended time away from the residence halls 
    • There will be a registration process for students staying during this time 
      • More details about the registration process will be sent to their UWSP email in late October/early November regarding break registration
  • Students who do not have spring housing and who will be moving out will need to arrange a check-out time following our check-out process 
    • More details will be sent to the student's UWSP email in late October/early November regarding that process. 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ If I cancel my fall housing contract, could I still live on campus in the spring if we return to in-person classes?

Students can live on campus during the spring semester, even if they canceled their housing contract for the 2020-21 academic school year. The application process to apply for spring housing will not be available until later in the fall semester. 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Why are The Suites the main residence for students staying at UW-Stevens Point for the semester?

The decision to move all students staying in the residence halls to The Suites@201 Reserve was made in direct consultation with the medical director of Student Health Service and the Portage County Division of Public Health, with additional guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the CDC and UW System.

The Suites are the safest option for a number of reasons:

  • With fewer students living on campus, each suite will house two or three students rather than the usual four. Each apartment offers residents their own bedroom, as well as a bathroom shared by only two students rather than sharing a bathroom with a full floor as in the traditional residence halls.
    • Similar recommendations are made for ill people living in the community who need to self-isolate in their home to limit people sharing bathroom spaces.
  • If a student reaches out to Student Health Service to say they are not feeling well, it is easier and safer to have the student self-isolate in a suite as there are no shared bathroom or other facilities. We would then begin delivering food to the student(s) in the suite and arrange to check in daily.
  • Dining remains open so students won't need to be in the suite common area/kitchen if they don't want to be. Students simply pick up a meal or have it delivered if isolating.
  • Having students in one residence hall allows for a reduced number of custodial staff to concentrate their efforts in one location to make sure all public spaces are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily.
    • Custodians will provide, and restock as needed, six cleaning kits in each floor lounge for students to regularly clean their suite. This kit will include:
      • Oxyvir spray (effective against coronavirus)
      • Glass cleaner
      • Paper towels
      • gloves
      • Instructions on how to use these materials daily for shared spaces, such as doorknobs, bathroom sinks, counters, toilets, and kitchen areas.
    • Four vacuums will be available for each floor
    • A hand sanitizer stand will be available in each floor lounge
    • Custodial staff will daily clean all common areas including public restrooms, stairwells, elevators, laundry room, computer lab and lounge areas. All touch points will be wiped down daily.
    • Clorox 360, a special disinfectant, will be used in all public areas once a week in addition to the daily cleaning.
    • Health information will be posted in each suite about self-care, cleaning and how to contact Student Health Service, which remains available to all our enrolled students.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ How can I get mail that is sent to my residence hall address?

Please change your permanent address in accesSPoint. Only first-class mail will be forwarded. It may take several days for mail to be forwarded to you. You should also contact delivery companies (UPS, FedEx, etc.) to change the delivery location of items ordered. 

​Student Resources

  What academic support can students find?

 Where can students get virtual resources?

Students can get additional resources for the Student Affairs virtual webpage, here

 Who can students contact to get additional questions answered?

To get additional questions answered, contact UW-Stevens Point's Dean of Students at 715-346-2611 or at DOS@uwsp.edu.

 How do I request emergency financial assistance?

Students may apply for an emergency grant via the UWSP CARES Act Emergency Funds Application. Students at UW-Stevens Point campuses in Marshfield and Wausau may apply through this branch campus process. The Office of the Dean of Students administers these grants.

To apply for an individual Emergency Grant, students must complete the brief application form stating that they experienced financial expenses as a result of the disruption of campus operations, and identifying the category of allowable cost incurred; initial individual applications are reviewed by the Office of the Dean of Students with Title IV eligibility determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Dean of Students staff still will explore other assistance options for students who are not eligible for CARES Act funding.

 How much has UWSP given to students in emergency funds so far?

As of May 11, 2021, 6,782 UW-Stevens Point students received Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds recenlty. UW-Stevens Point has distributed more than $3.15 million in emergency financial assistance to students. These grants - a minimum of $150 - are part of the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act funding awarded to universities across the country. There have been two rounds of federal coronavirus relief aid for students.

For more, see the full reporting page.

 How can I learn more about financial aid and scholarship opportunities?

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is available to answer emails, phone calls and schedule appointment with advisers via phone or Zoom; as well as to receive documents via email, U.S. Postal Service, in person or fax (715-346-3526). General help is available by emailing finaid@uwsp.edu or calling 715-346-4771.

The Student Financial Services office will continue to assist students via email at student.financial.services@uwsp.edu or by phone at 715-346-2118.  For student payments, please reference the webpage for electronic payment options.

 Is The Cupboard open for students?

You may visit The Cupboard to make your own selections, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. by visiting CASE.  Or, fill out the online request form or email case@uwsp.edu. Get more information here

 What health services do students have?

  • Student Health Service (SHS) is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule, change or cancel an appointment, call 715-346-4646.

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please contact SHS and speak to a nurse who will help determine whether you need an appointment for further evaluation and possible testing for COVID-19 or will provide other medical advice as deemed appropriate. Students who have symptoms may be told to follow these next steps for care: Isolate from others when ill, manage symptoms and other care needs. Either SHS or your own physician will provide guidance. This may include identifying your close contacts and asking them to self-quarantine for 14 days. Find more on this process at this flow chart.

 What counseling resources do students have?

 ‭(Hidden)‬ What is available if I need a laptop computer, Internet connection or other technology services?

Students may reach out to the IT Service Desk (https://www.uwsp.edu/infotech/Pages/ServiceDesk) for assistance or to request a laptop checkout for the semester.  The IT Service Desk also offers a limited number of mobile hotspots for students without reliable internet connections (there is a monthly charge for this, but grant funds from the Dean of Students Office covers this expense).

Charter Communication announced it will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription. Learn more here

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Will the University Library be open for students? ‭[1]‬

While the libraries encourage the use of our online resources, our campuses libraries are open to students to access computer resources. We ask these only be used if you have no other option. Guidelines such as “no more than 10 people” and “6 feet apart” will be enforced. 

Main campus: Albertson Hall will be closed to the public except for Computer Lab 110 for current students, faculty, and staff. Access to the Computer Lab is located on the west side (Sundial side) of the building (entrance A8).

Wausau campus: The Wausau library is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed Friday. Students should use the east entrance to the Main Academic Building.

Marshfield campus: The Marshfield library is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. It is closed on Friday, but students who need computer access may come to the Solution Center. Students should use the main entrance to the Main Building. 

 Can I use my UW-Stevens Point ID for voting purposes?

If you don't have one of the following acceptable IDs listed below*, you can obtain a student voter ID from the university PointCard Office. Simply stop in to the PointCard Office (Third floor, Dreyfus University Center) anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to get your voter ID.

*The following photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election:

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
  • A Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services (including retired and dependent uniformed service IDs)
  • A U.S. passport book or card

The following photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes:

  • A certificate of naturalization (that was issued no earlier than two years before the date of the election)
  • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (can be expired or unexpired)
  • A driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)
  • An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)
  • A Wisconsin DMV ID Petition Process Photo Receipt (valid for 180 days from date issued)
  • A Veteran Affairs ID card (must be unexpired or have no expiration date)
  • A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college that contains the following:
    • Date the card was issued
    • Signature of student
    • Expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance (card may be expired)
    • The university or college ID must be accompanied by a seperate document that proves enrollment, such as a tuition fee receipt, enrollment verification letter or class schedule. Enrollment verification document can be shown electronically.

Here are some examples of photo IDs that are NOT acceptable for voting purposes:

  • A state or federal government employee ID
  • An out-of-state driver license or identification card
  • An employment ID
  • A membership or organization ID
  •  A Certificate of Citizenship

 To learn more about registering to vote or getting an enrollment verification letter, go to www.uwsp.edu/stuaffairs/Pages/VoterID.aspx.

 How do I get a copy of an academic transcript?

The Office of the Registrar can be reached by emailing registrar@uwsp.edu. You can send forms electronically as attachments, or if you have a paper form, you can take a picture and email it. If you need a transcript, you can order one online. Or call 715-346-4301.If you have a question outside of business hours, Ask it online

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