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: Steps Forward – Let’s Not Go Back

Dear Students and Colleagues –

Many of us may be aware that the university down the street (who shall remain nameless, but the initials are “U.W.”) is hosting a home football game Friday night. While Camp Randall stadium will be virtually empty, the temptation may be great (for everyone, not just students) to turn this occasion into a social event. I ask each of us to resist what may be your natural inclination to gather in groups to watch, or party, Friday night. Please enjoy the game (if that’s your thing) within your circle or “bubble.” If this is a sacrifice, it’s a relatively small one. The data suggests that if people contract Covid-19 on Friday night, it would very likely prevent them from voting on November 3.

Speaking of election day, Edgewood College will serve as an early voting location beginning next week, Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. You’ll see the polls set up outside Predolin, or upstairs in the Predolin Commons area if we have inclement weather. On Tuesday, November 3, the Oscar Rennebohm Library will serve as a polling place for this general election. We anticipate there will be extra folks on campus for these critically important days. There is a lot is at stake this election, which is now less than 2 weeks away. The rhetoric of the campaign is getting more and more intense and it seems that our national stress level is increasing, as if it weren’t high enough already. You can reduce your own stress and uncertainty by informing yourself about where candidates stand on the issues that are important to you, and to make a plan for voting either early, or on Tuesday, November 3, in the Library. The presidential election is the most prominent item on the ballot, but there are other offices and issues being decided, as well. Remember, Wisconsin requires a valid picture identification in order to cast a vote. And, Wisconsin allows same-day voter registration.

We’ve had two flu shot clinics for students so far this semester, and more are in the works. Students, you’ll hear about those via email. I want to remind everyone – students, faculty, and staff - that we are getting into cold and flu season. If you experience any symptoms related to cold and flu, you should not come to campus, and you should be in touch with your health care professional. Please do not try to ‘tough it out’ like you may have in the past. What you think are allergies or a cold could be more serious, so don’t risk the health of others by coming to work or class with symptoms. We continue to experience a manageable level of COVID-19 cases in our community, and we want to do everything we can to limit and eliminate the spread of the virus. Let’s keep going two steps forward, and eliminate the “one step back.”

Wear your mask, wash your hands, maintain physical distancing at all times, and tighten your social circles – especially for Friday night and beyond. This goes for on-campus and off-campus. Even as Wisconsin remains in a glaring spotlight in the fight to slow the spread, we continue to support each other in this community. I am grateful for each and every one of you this semester. Let’s keep it up, and let’s do it for each other.

Be well.

Cor ad cor loquitur.

-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.