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1838 - The state territorial legislature passes a bill to establish a University of Wisconsin "at or near Madison, the seat of government. 1849 - First class meets Feb. 5 under the direction of Professor Sterling. The event is celebrated as Founder’s Day.1866 - Legislature designates the UW as the Wisconsin land-grant institution.
The numbers: 9,000-plus courses; 200-plus undergraduate majors and certificates; 250-plus master’s, doctoral, and professional programs; 2,000-plus faculty experts. The outcome: through research, international programs, internships, and countless other opportunities in and out of the classroom, your experiences will reshape how you view the world—and the impact you can have on it.
Since UW Madison is a research university, there are tons of research opportunities available to students (and roughly 15% of students take advantage of this). It doesn’t matter if you’re studying biochemistry or postcolonial literature; this opportunity is available to any student, any major!
To get started, explore your options using the links below and then talk to your advisor about your next steps.
Career Services at UW-Madison are organized and delivered by schools and provide comprehensive career services including career advising and workshops, job postings, career fairs, on-campus interviews, and more.
Career Services at UW-Madison are organized and delivered through individual schools/colleges. Each office listed below provides comprehensive career services for students and employer relations. The Career Services Council provides leadership and coordination between career resources on campus.
Whether you are a student, employer, or UW-Madison faculty or staff member there are resources, events, and connections available to you.
The Dean of Students Office provides resources to students struggling with a variety of issues and seeks to be the “go to” spot for student assistance on campus.
We’re here to help! Reach us by phone, in-person, or online. We assist students with a variety of concerns by working directly with them and connecting them to appropriate resources on campus. We also consult with and serve as a resource for faculty and staff, parents, families, and friends, working together to serve students.
Welcome to the Division of University Housing at UW-Madison! Whether you are an undergraduate student in our residence halls, a PhD candidate in our apartment communities, a hungry customer in our dining markets, a summer program attendee, an employee, or a proud parent, University Housing provides an experience that is built for your success. We are here to serve you and to support the mission of the University.
The UW-Madison Libraries’ online collection (MadCat) offers a vast array of resources — from historical documents to current publications. Many of these items are available to alumni and the general public.
The people who provide IT services at UW‑Madison are working every hour of every day to help support the Wisconsin Idea so that the university can help improve people’s lives beyond the classroom.
With two convenient clinic locations, our providers address concerns relating to colds, the flu, injuries, stress, and gynecologic care as well provide health consultations for international travel and trans health care services. Medical services also provides occupational medicine services to campus research facilities. Most medical services are free of charge.
With more than 44,000 students representing 50 states and 127 countries, our community is diverse, energetic, and constantly in motion. Jump around with 80,000 Badgers fans at Camp Randall Stadium and witness athletic feats from our 23 Big Ten varsity teams. Join one of the nearly 900 student organizations—or start a new one. Stroll down Madison’s vibrant State Street and experience the largest farmers’ market of its kind as you walk around Capitol Square. Relax over live music and a stunning sunset at the Memorial Union Terrace. Build a lifelong community of kinship and support.
Whether you're competing or cheering from the stands, you will quickly find that every year is a good year to be a Badger! Watch your favorite teams compete at Camp Randall Stadium, the Field House, the Kohl Center, and the Porter Boathouse. Game days add an energy to campus and downtown, as students and the community come out to support our athletics. Last year, over 1.3 million Badger fans watched their favorite teams play.
Your student ID card gets you free access to our indoor recreational facilities, two swimming pools, and 63 acres of outdoor recreational fields. You can choose from more than 100 group fitness classes per week or become a member of one of over 40 sport clubs.
Wisconsin International Students Association (WISA) was established in Summer 2003. Our primary mission has always been to promote and improve the awareness of global culture to the students in University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as the community around Madison.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1913.Every ten years HLC conducts a comprehensive review of the university to reaffirm accreditation.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.