Spring blossoms are pictured near the Carillon Tower.


UW–Madison offers hundreds of activities to enjoy year-round, from exploring natural, historic, and architectural marvels to attending an arts performance, distinguished lecture or athletic event. We invite you to explore our campus and see for yourself the breadth and depth that our campus has to offer.

Below we highlight places to visit on campus, along with a snapshot of our upcoming campus events. Download our Visitor Guide and Map (PDF) as a handy resource while you’re here.

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Things to see and do on campus

Popular Destinations

Can’t decide what to do first? Here are some favorites.

Gardens & Natural Areas

If you’re looking for a beautiful place to immerse yourself in nature, UW–Madison has acres of opportunity.

Visitor Publications

Campus and Visitor Relations offers a number of publications as PDF downloads
or in person when you visit us on campus.

People in silhouette sit along a pier on Lake Mendota and watch the sun set.