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University Of Wisconsin - Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class research university with more than 43,000 undergrads. Want a piece of their discovery? Check out the state-of-the-art Discovery Building, home of two world-class biomedical research institutes and a public space for campus and community members to gather and celebrate science.

Interested in the arts? Take in a captivating performance from the music department or the invigorating works displayed at the Chazen Museum of Art.


If exploration is more your style, UW-Madison has three immersive ways to experience campus. Coming in summer? You can paddle through the peaceful waters of Lake Mendota. Coming this way in winter? Snowshoe across the lake's frozen waters for a unique, awe-inspiring view of Madison. If you're looking for year-round fun, you can paint an iconic piece of Madison – the Union’s sunburst chair. All led by students happy to share their experiences at the university.

Whatever the season, sports are always top of mind. Big Ten athletes? Champion-level teams? Crazed fans ready to jump around? Check, check and check. Check out the full spread of Wisconsin sports programs and get ready for game day

A visit to the university wouldn't be complete without a stroll through the Allen Centennial Gardens. Or a scoop of ice cream from the Babcock Hall Dairy Store. Or a relaxing visit to the Wisconsin Memorial Union. There are more highlights than we can name. You better get started. 

Start your visit at Campus and Visitor Relations to join a tour, pick up campus maps and find resources for must-see campus attractions.

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