UW–Madison can feel like a big place. The Parent and Family Program wants to keep you connected to resources that you can use to point your students in the right direction as they navigate academic and out-of-classroom life. With the fall semester in full swing, we’ve compiled a centralized list of campus resources that may be of relevance for you and your students. If you have questions or need additional information, the Parent and Family Program team is here to help. No question is too big or too small.
The university offers extensive resources to meet the academic needs of students.
- Guide (descriptions and requirements for degrees, majors, and certificates)
- Academic and career advising
- Academic calendar
- Enrollment dates and deadlines
- Study abroad
- Tutoring services
- Technology support
- International student resources
- Disability-related resources
Student Health and Safety
University Health Services (UHS) serves as the student health center on campus, providing medical treatment, wellness services, violence prevention, and more. The university also offers a nighttime safety program and has its own police department. In addition, students can take advantage of UW–Madison’s recreational sports and fitness programs.
- University Health Services
- Campus safety tips
- SAFEwalk (trained walking companions)
- UW Police Department
- Recreational Sports (open recreation, fitness classes, intramurals, etc.)
Finances and Jobs
Information about the cost of attending UW–Madison, as well as details about scholarships, grants, loans, and employment options can be found at the links below. Many part-time jobs are available in the community and around campus, including at University Housing’s residence halls and dining facilities, which employ some 2,000 students.
- Tuition and fees (information and deadlines)
- Financial aid (information and deadlines)
- University Housing billing (information and deadlines)
- Wiscard (student ID and account card—information and deposits)
- Student Job Center (online listings)
- Scholarships@UW (scholarship opportunities)
About 90 percent of new freshmen live in University Residence Halls. Some students choose to live off campus—where listings and locations greatly vary.
- Division of University Housing (residence halls and learning communities)
- Off-campus housing (information and listings)
- Tenant Resource Center (free and low-cost counseling on rental rights)
Student Activities and Involvement
Many UW–Madison students participate in student organizations and volunteer in the community. In addition, the Wisconsin Union is a hub for student activities.
- Student organizations database
- Multicultural Student Center
- LGBT Campus Center
- The Wisconsin Union
- Wisconsin Athletics
The Campus and Visitor Relations office serves as the UW’s central source of information and is a good starting point for exploring the campus.
- Campus and Visitor Relations
- Plan your visit (directions, lodging, and dining)
- Where to park
- Parent and family events
- Madison by the seasons
- Campus map
- Events calendar
In addition to this newsletter, the campus offers many sources for news about what is going on at UW–Madison, including: