Bucky Badger sculpture sitting atop a pile of books, pictured in front of snow covered trees in Alumni Park

In-person services have been suspended

In response to the COVID-19, Campus and Visitor Relations is suspending all in person services, including campus tours and visits, and services at our Welcome Desks. We’re making this change in response to the university’s operational changes to protect the health and safety of our guests and employees. For more information, visit UW–Madison’s Smart Restart page.

Campus Visit Program youth and adult visits are suspended until further notice.

Ensuring that visitors can experience UW–Madison through alternative means is a top campus priority. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment now offers a virtual tour of campus and other virtual events for prospective and admitted students.



Contact us

CAVR professional staff are working remotely and responding to email during business hours.

Call: 608-263-2400
Email askbucky@uwmad.wisc.edu

Campus Area Housing: campusareahousing@uwmad.wisc.edu

Admitted and prospective students are invited to submit a request for a 15-30 minute Google Meet appointment with a UW-Madison student tour guide. During your appointment, the tour guide will share their unique Wisconsin Experience and answer your questions about campus life both inside and outside of the classroom. You may also request your appointment by calling 608-263-2000. Learn more

Campus FAQ’s

Click HERE to view all frequently asked questions relating to COVID-19


Explore Madison

The Lakeshore Path in fall with students biking down the dirt path

Explore the Arboretum

Head to the Farmers’ Market

Visit the Henry Vilas Zoo

Tour the Monona Terrace

Take a tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol 

Campus Calendar