K-12 and Youth Visits

Spring 2022 Specialty Group Campus Visits are full.

The Campus Visit Program is currently scheduling summer campus tours for 6th-12th grade groups.

Scheduling for Fall 2022 visits (September – December) begins the week of July 11th.


Current student tour guides will lead a fast-paced, 60 or 75-minute walking tour that highlights UW–Madison’s history, traditions, academic excellence, our dynamic and diverse campus, student life, as well as services and programs that support student success.

Access to lecture halls and classrooms is dependent on the day and time of the tour, and the academic schedule. We are unable to enter and tour UW Residence Halls for the safety and security of our current students. For more information on University Housing, please visit their website.


Our campus tour is universally designed making it easily accessible for our guests. The tour travels on flat surfaces, does not include steps or hills, and is intentionally designed to be accessible. 


Our tours take place rain or shine. We recommend that guests dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.


Tours are scheduled on most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.


Group size is limited to 100 visitors, including all students and adult chaperones. Large youth groups will be divided into smaller tour groups of 20-25 participants. An adult teacher, coordinator or chaperone must accompany each smaller tour group of students. Tour groups are led by 1-2 undergraduate student tour guides.


Tours leave from Union South unless otherwise indicated. Youth groups check-in at the welcome desk. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. We may not be able to accommodate a full tour if you are more than 15 minutes late due to our student tour guides’ class schedules.


As of fall 2019, specialty youth group visits requests require additional coordination before a campus visit can be confirmed. Here is an example of the UW-Madison Campus Visit Agreement (CVA) that will be required to visit campus.

We will email your personalized youth group’s CVA document to complete and submit once your campus visit date and time is scheduled.


Please complete and submit the Campus Visit Request Form at least three weeks before your desired visit date. *Please note that submission does not guarantee a scheduled campus tour. 


Once your tour request is received, a Campus Visit Program student intern will contact you within 5 business days to help schedule your campus tour.

Please do not make travel arrangements until after you have  received your campus tour confirmation. 


If you plan to visit campus on your own (either in person or remotely), we encourage you to download the UW Guide UW–Madison Campus Tour app. Designed especially for prospective students and families, this student-narrated tour includes information about buildings, academics, transportation, housing, and all things surrounding the student experience.