Campus Tours at UW-Madison / Campus and Visitor Relations

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(608) 262-3961 -- Admissions/Tour Reservation Line
(608) 263-2400 -- Campus and Visitor Relations

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
702 West Johnson Street, Suite 1101
Madison, WI 53715–1007

Campus & Visitor Relations
1308 Dayton Street, Suite 329
Madison, WI 53706

Admission Information Session and Walking Tour for Prospective Students

You can schedule your campus visit online 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Our campus visit web site provides complete information on our various campus visit options, including information sessions on admissions and different schools and colleges, campus walking tours, and recreation center tours. If you need additional information or would like to schedule your campus visit over the phone, please call 608-262-3961 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Prospective Students Tour

Our standard campus visit recommended for prospective students includes the 45-minute information session, presented by an admissions counselor, followed by a 75-minute campus walking tour led by a student tour guide. Check in at the Union South Campus and Community Information Desk prior to the specified start time on your reservation. Place your reservation at least two weeks in advance, as some programs fill up. Check this website to see when tours are offered and to schedule yours.

Admission session highlights include:

  • Discussion about living on campus, including a visit to each of the residence hall neighborhoods, and information on campus dining options and resources available through University Housing.
  • Information about various schools and colleges on campus, including the Wisconsin School of Business, College of Letters and Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, School of Education, College of Engineering, and School of Human Ecology.
  • A visit to classrooms (lecture halls and discussion rooms), and information about academics on campus including personal anecdotes about specific classes, office hours, academic resources, and libraries.
  • Information about recreation on campus including varsity, club, and intramural sports as well as the fitness facilities on campus.
  • Tour guides also share their personal anecdotes regarding internships and research, student organizations, study abroad, and a wide variety of other experiences.
Interested students can also visit a class, attend an academic information session in your area of interest, and visit one of our recreational facilities. Please note reservations are required for all of these additional campus visit options with the exception of the classroom. Reservations can be made online at or over the phone at (608) 262-3961.

Transfer Students

The Transfer Student Visit Day program takes place on select Fridays during the academic year. The day begins with a Transfer Admission Information Session. You can then choose to stay for various Academic Information Sessions and/or campus walking tour. Please check the website for upcoming visit days and reserve accordingly.

Campus Walking Tours for Visitors

Our student tour guides lead campus walking tours throughout the week. Visit this website to schedule your tour or see when walk-in tours are available.

Customized Group Campus Visits

Campus tours can be customized for groups of many ages and areas of interest including school groups, university staff and faculty, conference participants, alumni groups, foreign delegations, civic groups, and others. The group tour coordinator can recommend destinations, build a tour itinerary, and provide trained tour guides for your visit. Please visit the Campus and Visitor Relations website to complete the online K-12 visit request form or the Adult visit request form. Once your request has been received, a member of the staff will contact you to set up your customized visit. Please schedule your visit several weeks in advance. For more information you may also call 608-265-9500 or e-mail

Self-Guided Campus Walking Tours

Download self-guided Campus Walking Tour booklet at .

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Created:2009-04-08 19:00 CDTUpdated:2020-02-21 15:44 CDT
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