University of Wisconsin–Madison

Send a Care Package

Let students know that you are thinking of them. In addition to notes, photos, and homemade care packages, below are perfect items for birthdays and holidays, final-exam preparations, or “just because.”

A present wrapped in Wisconsin gift wrap.

A sampling of gift ideas

Fresh Madison Market Basket

Brighten your student’s day with a gift basket! The Parent and Family Program has partnered with Fresh Madison Market to offer you a variety of gift baskets as a way to wish your student good luck on an exam, congratulate your student on a job well done, or simply send warm wishes.

Babcock Dairy Hall

From gift certificates to cheese, clothing, and candy, Babcock Hall offers a variety of gift ideas. Call 608-262-3045.

Wisconsin Union Gift Card

From ice cream to concerts, the Wisconsin Union has something for everyone. A Wisconsin Union Gift Card with a personalized message may be purchased for any dollar amount between $10 and $500. Order online, call 608-263-1964, or visit the Memorial Union or Union South.

Massage Gift Certificates

Stress can affect your student mentally, physically, and academically. A professional massage from University Health Services can be the perfect gift of relaxation. Call 608-265-5600.

Housing Care Package

If your student lives in a residence hall, send a Care Package from University Housing. Choices include birthday cakes; gift certificates; and bundles for late-night studying. Use the order form or call 1-800-438-5680 at least one week before desired delivery.

Discounted Campus Arts Card

Help your student enjoy on-campus arts events with a Campus Arts card. Students save more than 25 percent compared to regular UW student prices.