UW–Madison offers plentiful activities to enjoy year-round, from exploring natural, historic, and architectural marvels to attending a riveting arts performance or athletic event.


Events on Campus


For the latest events and activities on campus, visit the UW-Madison events calendar.

Popular Destinations

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Can’t decide what to do first? Here are some favorites.
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Visit some of the places that have helped make UW-Madison famous.
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Science and Discovery


Experience the many ways UW–Madison enhances our world through the power of discovery.
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Gardens and Natural Areas


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


Choose from among  a dazzling array of performing arts events, embracing all kinds of music, dance, theater, film and more.
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