Explore Campus from Anywhere
Designed especially for prospective students and families, this student-narrated tour includes information about buildings, academics, transportation, housing, and all things surrounding the student experience. This is a great way to acquaint yourself with campus in person or remotely.
We have created three self-guided tours that introduce you to UW's amazing living and learning environment: The On Wisconsin Route (75 minutes), the Badger Loop (45 minutes), or the Signature Stops tour (30 minutes). Choose the one that fits your interests and timeframe.
The best way to find out if Wisconsin is right for you is to spend some time engaging with us by exploring our campus and meeting the people who study, work, and live here. Our tour guides are excited to offer in-person tours for prospective students, and we would love to have you join us! You can find our current availability online for in-person tours. Check Visit Bucky for additional in-person offerings. Please do not make travel arrangements until after you have registered and received your confirmation. Walk-ins are not permitted. If you have tour registration questions, please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org. For other campus tour questions please contact Ask Bucky at email@example.com
We continue to offer the opportunity to visit campus virtually as well, which can be a great supplement to an in-person visit, or an alternative if you are unable to join us on campus. We’re excited to offer live virtual Admission Information Sessions and Campus Tours, as well as other sessions, to learn more about life as a Badger. All available virtual sessions for prospective and admitted students can be found on the Visit Bucky website.
See our Campus Tours page for additional visit options.
News & Announcements
A new heritage marker on Bascom Hill recognizes the land as the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk, acknowledges the circumstances that led to their forced removal, and honors the Ho-Chunk Nation’s history of resistance and resilience.
Widely recognized as the site of historic research in ecological restoration, the Arboretum includes the oldest and most varied collection of restored ecological communities in the world.
View frequently asked questions relating to COVID-19 and the UW’s response.
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- June 26Garden Stroll1:00 PM, Meet at Visitor Center, UW–Madison Arboretum
- June 26Bird and Nature Adventure: Preserving the Preserve1:30 PM, Picnic Point entrance kiosk, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000 University Bay Drive, Madison WI 53705
- June 26Summer Concerts at Allen Centennial GardenJazz in the Garden5:00 PM