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.


New Hotline Established for Students

Dear Students –

I’m sending this message only to you, our students.

In response to a request from the Student Senate, we have established a hotline for students to facilitate our “if you see something, say something” approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

I am encouraged by the small downturn in the number of positive cases, and I thank you all for what you are doing to make that happen. While it is true that we have had a small number of cases of serious violations of our COVID-19 protocols on campus, those are the exception. As a rule, the vast majority of you are doing exactly what we are asking of our entire community: wearing your mask, maintaining physical distancing at all times, and tightening your social circles. But I recognize that sometimes we forget or let our guard down. So, to help us all work together, we are providing you with a tool requested by the leadership of the Student Senate.

As I shared in my communication last week, if you see behavior – on-campus or off – that you feel should be addressed, please use our COVID-19 form, available online. In addition, you can now call or text (see email). This line is monitored by Security. Reports received on it are addressed immediately if needed, and in all cases will be routed to the Dean of Students Office.

Our goal remains, and always has been, education with these protocols. It is not for ourselves that we take these steps. We do it for each other. We do it for the most vulnerable in our community, in our circles of friends, and in our own families. What we do off-campus is just as important as what we do on campus, and it is up to each of us to do the right thing.  

Be well.

Cor ad cor loquitur.

– Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D., President