Programs & Services
Campus Area Housing serves students, faculty, staff, and the general public by providing consumer rental information and a free online search engine. Search the Campus Area Housing website to find hundreds of privately-owned available rental vacancies, roommate openings, and sublets in the campus area, as well as in Madison and Dane County.
The Campus Visit Program creates informative and fun campus visits for any group interested in engaging with UW—Madison. Their staff helps visitors plan a campus tour, a K–12 field trip, or a customized visit. UW—Madison offers numerous activities to enjoy year-round. Visit the list of campus tour and visit options to browse offerings.
Friendly and knowledgeable information guides assist visitors, students, faculty, staff, and community members with locating information and resources. Campus and Community Information Desks are located at Union South, Memorial Union, the Discovery Building, and One Alumni Place. Information Guides also answer questions by email, online chat, and phone.
Bucky’s Classroom pairs student ambassadors with middle schools around the state, establishing a “classroom to campus” partnership. Ambassadors visit classrooms during the school year, focusing on career exploration, college knowledge, and accessibility. Schools also visit UW—Madison for a day of exploration, fun, and learning.
The Parent and Family Program connects parents and families of undergraduate students to UW—Madison to support student success, serving as an ongoing resource throughout their student’s college career. The program sends communications, hosts events, and answers thousands of questions every year.
The Speakers Bureau is committed to helping spread the Wisconsin Idea across our state by engaging Wisconsin residents on topics they care about and sharing the latest discoveries of UW faculty, staff and graduate students. The program pairs some 220 speakers with venues around the state, sparking ideas and conversations on topics important to each community.
Our office employs more than 110 enthusiastic and friendly students who lead tours and provide information for prospective students, visitors, and the campus community. Our positions offer great leadership experience by providing students with the ability to enhance their communication, critical thinking, time-management, and interpersonal skills.
Rooted in the Wisconsin Idea, the Wisconsin Ambassador Program provides Wisconsin communities an opportunity to engage with the university beyond the borders of our campus. Well-trained student ambassadors attend events across the state, supplied with information and giveaways to engage with audiences of all ages.