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 August 31, 2020.

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. In addition, we are actively working with campus partners to provide more virtual visit options. We will share updates on our website as these offerings become available.

Schedule a phone call with a Campus Tour Guide!
Admitted students are invited to submit a request for a 15-minute phone appointment with a UW-Madison tour guide. During the call, 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.


Contact us

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

Call: 608-263-2400
Email askbucky@uwmad.wisc.edu
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday: Closed

Campus Area Housing: campusareahousing@uwmad.wisc.edu

Campus Visit Program: cvpspecialist@uwmad.wisc.edu

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