University of Wisconsin–Madison

Bucky’s Classroom School Visits

Rooted in the Wisconsin Idea, Bucky’s Classroom provides Wisconsin middle schools with a unique opportunity to engage in university life beyond the borders of a college campus. The goal of the program is to enhance classroom learning by enabling students to foster relationships with university students, increase college awareness, provide access to higher education and prepare for career exploration.

Between October and April, Bucky’s Classroom schools will participate in monthly interactive college-themed activities, developed in collaboration with the UW–Madison School of Education, and led by UW–Madison student ambassadors who are passionate about the pursuit of higher education. At the end of the year, all classes will be invited to spend a day on the UW–Madison campus, seeing firsthand the examples of university life that they spent the past months learning about.

Bucky’s Classroom Schools are currently limited to approximately ten 7th grade classrooms throughout the state of Wisconsin. Participating schools for the 2017–18 school year have already been selected, however, if you are interested in becoming involved with the program in future years or would like to learn more about it, please e-mail

Bucky’s Classroom School Visits are made possible through its partnership with the Education Outreach and Partnership Program within the School of Education.