University of Wisconsin–Madison

Daily Drop-in Campus Tour

Recommended for K-8 students and adults, this free 45-minute walking tour provides an introduction to UW-Madison history, academics, research, and culture. Check-in is at the Memorial Union Campus and Community Information Desk. Tours are not offered on Badger home football Saturdays or state holidays, and the schedule varies during university break periods.

Drop-in Tour Schedule and Times

The Daily Drop-in Campus Tour is offered twice daily, Monday through Sunday* at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This seasonal tour is offered April through November.

*Drop-in tours are not offered on the following dates:

  • Saturday, September 15
  • Saturday, October 6
  • Monday, October 8
  • Thursday, October 11
  • Thursday, October 18
  • Saturday, October 20
  • Friday, October 26
  • Saturday, October 27
  • Saturday, November 3
  • Thursday, November 22

Starting location

Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street – Campus and Community Information Desk (1st floor)

Costs and Reservation Information

Daily Drop-In Campus Tours are free and advanced registration is not required for groups of 5 or fewer.

Groups of 6 or more are asked to make reservations at least one week in advance by contacting the Campus Visit Program at cvpspecialist@uwmad.wisc.edu or 608-265-9500.

Parking and Arrival instructions

We recommend parking in the city’s State Street Campus Ramp, located north of University Avenue with entrances on both Lake and Frances streets. Get started planning your visit or contact us for more information. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to check in.

Student tour guides lead a group of visitors across campus.
Student guides from Campus and Visitor Relations lead a group of visitors across University Avenue on a tour of campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.