Campus and Visitor Relations / CAVR

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(608) 263-2400 -- Campus and Visitor Relations
(608) 265-9500 -- Specialty Tour Reservations

Fax (608) 265-3277

Campus and Community Information Welcome Desks
Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.
7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily. 
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.
7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

Town Center Welcome Desk
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St.
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

(Hours at all locations may vary during holiday and university break periods.)

(CAVR Administrative Offices)
Union South, Suite 329
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715

As UW-Madison's information and referral service, Campus and Visitor Relations provides a central access point for information and referral about campus and community resources. 

CAVR is also the university's Office of Campus Area Housing, providing listings of hundreds of privately owned housing units and consumer information related to the rental market; and the home of the UW-Madison Parent Program.

AskBucky, CAVR's email program at, will respond to questions about university services and programs within a few days. Bucky also offers Live Chat whenever we are open.

Visitor and tour-related services include working with the campus community to advocate for visitor issues and coordinate visitor services in a variety of ways:
  • producing and distributing visitor materials/brochures;
  • in conjunction with the Prospective Student Tour Office (Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment), providing campus tours to prospective students and campus visitors; and
  • coordinating customized group tours for all ages (inquire at


  1. Guided walking tours are offered selected weekdays at 10:30 a.m. (includes an information session led by an admissions counselor), 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m. (tours last approximately ninety minutes; tours are not offered on home football Saturdays).
  2. Customized group tours are offered by request; please reserve at least 3 weeks in advance.
Please note:
  • Reservations are required for the 10:30 a.m. walking tour
  • Tours originate from Union South
  • For information on exceptions to tour schedule during holidays and break periods, please call CAVR

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Owner:Geoff M.Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2008-10-21 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-09-02 09:10 CDT
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