Return to Better 2021

We are committed to a return to classes on campus and in-person when the 2021-‘22 academic year gets underway.

Our students expect to engage with our outstanding faculty and with one another – both in and out of the classroom – and they expect to do that in-person, in one of the best college towns in America – Madison.  That's why we are committed to teaching and learning in classrooms, and in-person, this fall.

Our Return to Better Task Force is taking steps to make that happen - not to return to ‘normal,’ but to return to better, applying all the lessons we have learned and continue to learn through the experience of the pandemic.


Active cases
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
Last updated 4/20/2021

Total: Total number of cases (Active and Recovered) among Students, Faculty, and Staff, both on and off campus, since tracking began in summer 2020.
Active: Positive cases not yet recovered.
Recovered: Able to resume normal activities. 

Fall 2020 COVID Dashboard



Task Force Fall 2020

A work group charged with shaping the return to campus this fall. We remain committed to on-campus, in-person living and learning at Edgewood College, beginning with welcoming our newest students on Sunday, August 16, 2020.


Andrew Manion
President, Co-Chair

Margaret Noreuil
Interim V.P. of Academic Affairs, Co-Chair

Al Brisack
Athletics Director & Head Baseball Coach

Frank Byrne

Dawn Crim

Patrick Gumieny
Director of Information Technology

Michael Guns
V.P. Business & Finance/CFO

Heather Harbach
V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students

Cristie Jacobs
Executive Assistant to the President

Lucy Keane

Michelle F. Kelley

Mary Klink
Associate V.P. for Dominican Life and Mission

Scott Lanphear
Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Manager

Willie Larkin
Diversity Officer

Claire Mand
Director of Residence Life

Michael Metcalf
Director of Security & Transportation

Suann Saltzberry
Associate Director of Athletics/SWA

Amber Schultz
V.P. for Enrollment Management

Ed Taylor
Director of Strategic Communications

Katie Vesperman
Interim V.P. for Institutional Advancement

Dave Wittwer

Student, Faculty, and Staff Pledge 2020-21

Preventing the spread

In order to do everything we can to keep all of our community as safe as possible, the Edgewood College community will adhere to a number of safety protocols during the 2020-2021 Academic Year as a way of minimizing risk of the spread of COVID-19. These protocols are based on guidelines provided by Public Health Madison Dane County.

As a member of this Community, I will…

  • Wash my hands properly and regularly.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes.
  • Comply with posted Public Health Madison Dane County requirements.  
  • Wear a mask covering my nose and mouth while in indoor spaces.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Assist in the use of disinfectant wipes to clean shared public workspaces prior to use.
  • Take reasonable precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19 both on- and off-campus.
  • Avoid public places and minimize interpersonal contacts if I have been exposed or have any symptoms of any illness.
  • Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the College and follow any instructions to seek medical care or to quarantine.
  • Agree to be tested for COVID-19, as prescribed by health care professionals. Agree to be cooperative and flexible as we work together to support one another and give our community the best balance of learning and safety.

Covid-19 Updates

These pages are a resource for students, parents, and our entire community.


Fall 2020 Update - Gratitude

Dear Students and Colleagues –

Some of you may have heard about Governor Evers’ Executive Order #94, which was announced this week, in the ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We support Governor Evers’ efforts, and I am proud that we have conducted ourselves as a model of how a community can come together, follow protocols, and persist in the face of this pandemic. At Edgewood College, we have had a mask, distancing, and hand-washing mandates since late May. Despite the relative success we’ve had here in managing the spread of the virus, it is getting worse in Wisconsin, and across the country. This is no time to let our guard down.

When we’ve seen a spike in positive cases in our community, it’s largely been due to not following our protocols. Masks work. Social distancing works. Remember too that we have students in our Nursing program who are in clinical settings every day – the “front lines” of this pandemic. When we do the right thing, and support each other, it’s felt by everyone in this community – and perhaps even more by those students. Let’s keep it up.

Next week, we will offer free flu shot clinics for everyone in our community – students, faculty, and staff. The dates and times are on the College Calendar. This year, we are also able to offer this opportunity to families of students, faculty, and staff, until our supply runs out. We have faced a significant challenge this semester, and it is not over. We will take every step available to us to make this community as safe and healthy as we can. If you have not had a flu shot yet this season, please take this simple step to help keep yourself, your friends and family, and everyone in this community as healthy as we can.

We are now within two weeks of Thanksgiving. That means if you contract COVID-19 now, you will likely be in isolation for Thanksgiving. Let’s continue to support each other. Wear your mask, wash your hands, maintain physical distance, and tighten your social circles. Let’s keep it up, and let’s do it for each other. When we get to our Thanksgiving break, the gratitude we feel will be more real than ever, because you will have worked harder for it.

Be well.

Cor ad cor loquitur.

-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.