Campus Tours

We offer campus tours to meet the needs of all visitors. Tours are specially designed for prospective students, educational groups and field trips, civic and community groups, and the casual drop-in guest. Scroll down to find a tour that’s perfect for you or your group.

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“Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. As a school counselor who has been on a number of college visits, I can honestly say that the Wisconsin visit is one of the best tours I have taken.”  — Prospective student’s parent

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Prospective Student Visits

Prospective students and their guests are invited to experience a campus visit, complete with an Admissions Information Session followed by a 75-minute campus tour.

Self-Guided Tour

Our self-guided tour introduces you to the living and learning environment at UW–Madison. This mobile friendly site offers you a customizable experience that fits your interests and timeframe.

K-12 Field Trips and Youth Visits

Campus and Visitor Relations is proud to showcase our university and expand your students’ education by offering tours and venue visits across campus.

Middle School students in white lab coats tour the biochemistry lab.

Adult Customized Visits

If you are bringing an adult group to UW–Madison (i.e. alumni group, civic group, conference participants, foreign delegation, etc.), we can help coordinate your visit from our list of customized tour and venue options.

Campus Tours

Explore campus through a guided tour. These 75-minute tours of campus are led by experienced student tour guides and highlight campus life, academics and the history of the university. They are offered various weekdays and on weekends.

Student tour guides lead a group of visitors across campus.

Daily Drop-in Campus Tour

This free 45-minute walking tour provides an introduction to UW-Madison history, academics, research, and culture.