Campus Resources & Involvement Opportunities

Health, Recreation, and Wellbeing                                                                      Academic & Personal Support

Community and Identity Support                                                                        Campus Involvement

Financial Resources                                                                                                    Transfer Transitions

Job Opportunities

Health, Recreation, and Wellbeing

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Available to all UW-Madison students, UHS provides medical and mental health services, including women’s health services, drop-in care, an after-hours nurse advice line, emergency contraception, HIV post-exposure care, flu shots, TB tests, basic radiology, and victim advocacy. Also provides a workshop series and a variety of wellness resources such as nutritional counseling, yoga, mindfulness/meditation, exercise consultation, stress and sleep management and smoking cessation. Most services are free.

UHS Mental Health Services 

UHS’s no-cost mental health services include individual, couple/partner, group counseling, outreach programming, and stress management. They also offer 24/7 crisis services. Psychiatry services are also available for medication management.


Survivor Services 

UHS Survivor Services provides free, confidential support services to UW–Madison student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and/or stalking. Their providers and advocacy staff can provide emotional support, individual and group counseling, assistance with requesting academic and housing accommodations, information about reporting options, and support survivors in determining what is most helpful for them.



Membership is included in student tuition! Membership includes unlimited access to facilities, including indoor recreation centers, cardio and strength equipment, a swimming pool and diving well, and multi-sport gyms and courts, as well as eligibility to participate in group fitness and yoga classes, use of ice rinks and tennis courts, intramural sports, personal and small group training, sport clubs, and swim, tennis and ice-skating lessons for an additional cost.



University Housing Handbook

The Student Housing Handbook covers policies and expectations for living in the residence halls and is a binding part of the University Residence Halls Contract for Housing and Dining Service (“Housing Contract”).

Off Campus Housing

 Whether you’re a student transitioning out of the residence halls, a faculty member looking for short-term residency, or an international student looking for a place near campus, the UW-Madison Off-Campus Housing resource can help you with your search.


University Housing Dining and Culinary Services serves the residents of the University Residence Halls, as well as all UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Food is provided in a number of venues across campus, including dining markets, coffee shops, and convenience stores.

Food Allergies and Nutrition


Students with food allergies or special dietary requirements will find a variety of choices in the University Housing Dining locations. You can fill out the allergy/dietary requirement self-declaration form or contact the registered dietitian to find out more.


Community and Identity Support

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Multicultural Student Center (MSC) 

The Multicultural Student Center seeks to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. The Center offers cultural programming, an internship program, support for student organizations, and more.

Black Cultural Center (BCC) 

The BCC serves Black students (including African-American, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and African Diaspora) by facilitating opportunities for academic and social support, co-curricular programming, and community building.


American Indian Student and Cultural Center

Resources and information for Native American identifying students that provides academic, professional, and social opportunities that critically engage their identity and build communities of support at UW-Madison.

Latinx Cultural Center

The mission of the LCC is to facilitate an environment for Latinx identifying students that provides academic, professional, and social opportunities that critically engage their identity and build communities of support at UW-Madison.

Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC) 

GSCC’s mission is to lift up and center queer, trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming voices across programming and policy efforts. Hosts a variety of discussion groups as well as peer mentor and volunteer programs. GSCC’s location also has a gathering space for students to study, relax, or play board games!

Veteran Services & Military Assistance Center

University Veterans Services’ mission is to support military-connected students by fostering personal transitions and pursuit of academic success. They advise students on the use of education benefits, and assist with applying for new benefits, and offer programming to build community among our military-connected students and campus as a whole, including peer support programs.

Reporting Bias or Hate

UW-Madison takes incidents of hate or bias seriously and will respond appropriately to reported or observed incidents of bias or hate. The purpose of the reporting system is to provide support and resources to the involved parties of bias or hate incidents impacting the UW-Madison community.

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Student Center

Facilitating an environment for APIDA identifying students that provides academic, professional, and social opportunities that critically engage their identity and build communities of support at UW-Madison.

Financial Resources

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Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid works to provide equitable access to financial resources for all students. OSFA can help with a wide variety of financial questions, from assisting with understanding funding sources, to helping you fill out your FAFSA! The goal is to help students comfortably fund their Wisconsin Experience!

Basic Needs Assistants

Basic Needs support offers dedicated resources to assist students in gaining access to food, housing, and insurance to promote overall wellness while attending UW-Madison. 

Success Coaches

Success Coaches meet regularly in a 1:1 setting with students to support their successful navigation of the UW-Madison Experience. Topics could include exploring calendar and planning options to better time manage the semester, creating a monthly budget, discussing learning styles and study skills, problem solving a challenging situation and/or relationship, or talking through internship and/or employment options as a student.


Scholarships are an excellent way to help reduce the costs of higher education. Similar to grants, they are considered a type of gift aid and are not required to be repaid. At UW-Madison, almost every department, school, and college offers scholarships for students based on academic information, extracurricular activities, and financial aid.

Food Assistance 

Beyond the costs of tuition and books, day-to-day expenses like food, clothing, and rent can make it challenging for students to make ends meet. The resources and student organizations listed are available at no cost to all students.

Academic & Personal Support

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Academic support

Looking for support in study skills, tutoring, writing, media, research, and more? Check out this all-encompassing website that lists many of the services offered on campus!

Chemistry Learning Center

The Chemistry Learning Center offers a supportive learning environment where students work with instructors in small groups. Their program is partially funded to work with students who are enrolled programs such as the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE), Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO), PEOPLE, and Posse programs. They also try to welcome first generation students who are low income, underrepresented students, MJL Scholars, students returning after a long absence from college, students-at-risk of failing the course, students re-taking the course after earning a D or F, students on academic probation, new transfer students, veterans just returning after full-time military service, and McBurney Center students.

Math Learning Center

MLC’s mission is to offer a supportive, collaborative environment that fosters students’ development of knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their academic pursuits. The MLC offers peer mentoring, drop-in tutoring, small group supplemental instruction and study skills workshops to meet these goals.


GUTS offers free tutoring and mentoring to hundreds of students and university affiliates each semester. From specific classes to conversational language practice, to general studying tips and techniques. GUTS is free and tutors are volunteers.

Academic Match 

The Academic Match program matches student volunteer tutors with students seeking weekly help in high enrollment academic subjects. They provide group tutoring in Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Foreign Languages, Economics, Statistics, and more!

Academic Drop-Ins 

The Drop-In program provides immediate, short-term assistance with popular subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Math, Biology and foreign languages. This is a great program for students who want help but can’t make a weekly commitment, or who want a tutor but don’t think they’ll need help every week.

Study Skills

The Study Skills tutors work with students to help identify problem areas in time management, note-taking, concentration, test-taking, and more; they then help students develop their own personal learning strategies.

Writing Center 

The Writing Center helps undergraduate writers at any stage of the writing process for any writing project. During an appointment they’ll talk about your goals, review your writing and have a conversation about next steps. The Writing Center helps writers learn more about everything from thesis statements and organization to grammar and citation methods. All services are free for students.

DoIT (Division of Information Technology)

Help Desk 

The Help Desk provides free tech support and troubleshooting help with your computing needs by phone, email, chat or in-person at 1210 W. Dayton Street. Get full Help Desk assistance with computing issues ranging from email to software to hardware issues, like resetting your netID password.

Software Training

Any student can attend FREE software workshops on topics such as Photoshop, Excel and HTML. They also offer free access to a full library of self-study software tutorials through LinkedIn Learning.


Finding a Research Mentor

Use the resources to learn about the benefits of engaging in undergraduate research experiences, the steps, and resources to finding a research experience at UW–Madison, and gain insights from fellow undergraduate peers.

Biology-Related Research

Opportunities for getting research experience can be found in a variety of formats, including academic credit, part time employment, volunteer experience, and more.

Career Exploration Center (CEC)

The Career Exploration Center (CEC) supports undergraduate students who are undecided about their career and/or academic goals.They assist students in gathering information, personal insight, and experiences that: are based on their interests, values, and skills, help them explore their options, and provide direction in planning the next steps in their career journey. 

Dean of Students Office (DoSO)

The Dean of Students Office is a primary resource for connecting students who are navigating personal, academic, or health issues, to supportive campus and community resources. The Dean of Students Office also serves as a central location for reporting issues of hate and bias, sexual assault, and hazing.


Advisors can help you with setting academic and career goals, getting involved with campus orgs, finding an internship, talk through challenges, connect with tutor, pick a study abroad, choosing a major, check out volunteer opportunities, practice for interviews, proofread resumes, talk about grad school, selecting courses, and understanding university policies and deadlines.


The Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) is a resource for UW-Madison students and alumni (no time limit!) who are exploring, preparing, and applying to health professional programs, including dental, medical, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, allied health professions, chiropractic medicine, optometry, podiatry, public health, and veterinary medicine.


The Center for Pre-Law Advising (CPLA) serves advisees at all stages of the process of considering, preparing for, or applying to law school. They seek to help increase access to, as well as equity and diversity within, the field of law by providing excellent advising, programming, and other career development resources to all UW-Madison students and alumni – no time limit!


International Student Services (ISS) 

ISS serves UW-Madison students on F and J visas by providing holistic support through advising on immigration, personal, and cultural matters, and by organizing events and activities to support students’ engagement and development with the campus community.

Office of the Registrar

The Registrar’s office provides many services related to record-keeping. Topics that they can help students with include transferring credit to UW Madison, course enrollment, eligibility for graduation, residency determination for tuition, transcripts, and more.

Campus Safety - UW Police Department

The UW-Madison Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. They assist at UW Badger sporting events, recognize the importance of community officers, and provide lake rescue and safety.

McBurney Disability Resource Center 

McBurney views disability as an important aspect of the diversity of UW-Madison and is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive educational experience for students. They partner with students, faculty, and staff to design accessible environments and provide academic accommodations so that students can engage, explore and participate in the Wisconsin Idea. McBurney can assist with a huge variety of needs from accommodations for students with diagnosed disabilities to providing temporary disability assistance (such as accommodations needed to travel around campus with a broken leg)

Campus Involvement

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Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN)

Check out the list of all registered student organizations at UW-Madison and find one to join! 

Wisconsin Union

The Union connects students, faculty, staff, members and visitors through shared cultural, social and recreational events and experiences. They offer a variety of events and services, like dining, art classes, a climbing wall, bowling, and outdoor activities.

Study Abroad

IAP, the main study abroad office on campus, collaborates with academic units across campus to offer safe, accessible, and high-quality study abroad and domestic study away programs that foster students’ academic, personal, and professional growth.


The Wisconsin Hoofers is an outdoors club at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With nearly 2,000 members, Hoofers is one of the oldest and largest student organizations on campus. From sailing on Lake Mendota to climbing at Devil’s Lake, Hoofers is a place where people of all abilities can learn outdoor skills and enjoy outdoor activities.

Associated Students of Madison (ASM) 

Associated Students of Madison is a student advocacy and support group run by UW-Madison students. They provide funding for student organizations through the General Student Services Fund (including grants for Events, Travel, Operations, and Open Funds), run the Student Activity Center,  provide food resources for students through OpenSeat, provide bus passes, and advocate for students on campus.

Morgridge Center for Public Service 

The Morgridge Center for Public Service connects University of Wisconsin-Madison students, staff and faculty to local and global communities to build partnerships and solve critical issues through service and learning. Join Badger Volunteers and build relationships with a community partner by volunteering once a week. Or search volunteer opportunities for one-time commitments. You can also earn academic credit while serving your community through Community-based Learning courses.


Whether you’re showing up or showing off, there’s a team for you in intramural sports. Play alongside your besties, roommates, classmates, pledge class, or random strangers in a variety of sports and activities throughout the year. You get to pick the day and time that work for your team so you can still balance school, work, and everything else you have going on.

Transfer Transitions

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Transfer Transitions Program (TTP) 

TTP wants every transfer student to have access to the resources they need for personal and academic success, to feel a sense of belonging, and to create their own unique Wisconsin Experience.

Transfer Engagement Center 

The Transfer Engagement Center also known as the TEC (pronounced: “tek”) is a dedicated space to transfer students at UW-Madison. If you have a question or need help but don’t know where to go, they’re the place for you. Stop in and they will help you get wherever you need to go; you can also meet other transfers, study, or take a moment to rest.


There are multiple childcare centers on campus, as well as other options in the community. Check out this link for information on parenting resources and support.

Transportation and Parking

Have questions on parking on campus? Need to think about alternatives to bringing your car? Check out these resources.

Job Opportunities

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Student Job Center

Students use the Student Jobs Site to access thousands of part-time employment opportunities at UW-Madison as well as with businesses and families within the local community.


Handshake makes it easy for every UW-Madison student to explore career events, connect to jobs and internships, and even schedule on-campus interviews. With Handshake you can browse and register for career events on campus, explore thousands of jobs and internships from over 300K employers nationwide, and get personalized job recommendations based on your major, interests, and more.


SuccessWorks helps students in the College of Letters & Science explore your career options, connect with and learn from employers and alumni professionals in your field of interest, build skills and experiences while at UW-Madison, and get the jobs and internships you want.