Report a missing student

How to report a student who suddenly stops attending their classes or other university activities, misses an exam, or stops responding to emails.

The Dean of Students Office encourages filing a report in order to make contact with a student who may be in distress.

Report a missing student

How the reporting process works

  1. A report is submitted via the reporting form, by calling 608-263-5700, or by email at
  2. After the report is submitted, a staff member in the Dean of Students Office will respond to your contact and initiate a non-engaged student process.
  3. The Dean of Students Office will determine whether a “welfare check” by police or University Housing staff is warranted.

If you believe the student is in danger, i.e. made a suicidal statement, has a serious medical condition you observed, please give this information to the Dean of Students Office.


Dean’s Office Contacts

How can we help?

Call us at:

Email us at:

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Dean of Students Office
70 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1380

Monday-Friday: 8:30am -4pm
during Fall and Spring semester

After Hours Contacts

Crisis response:
Call Mental Health Services
608-265-5600 (option 9)
Dial 911 for immediate help from the
UW Police Department
UWPD Non-emergency line: 608-264-2677