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Visiting UW-Madison

Founded in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recognized as one of North America's premier educational institutions, offering a broad spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Many of its program participants are hailed as world leaders in instruction, research and public service.

UW-Madison enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and employs over 16,000 individuals including faculty, staff, librarians, and other individuals, all committed to furthering the University's mission " provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all."¹

For more information about visiting the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, consult Visitor & Information Programs. Information presented includes:

  • Campus tours
  • Directions to UW-Madison
  • Parking and transportation
  • Accommodations
  • Attractions, events, and featured programs
  • UW-Madison campus map

For general information about Madison, visit the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau or the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.

¹University of Wisconsin-Madison Mission Statement, adopted June 1988.

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