Why Madison? (The University of Wisconsin-Madison is on of world's best universities, with more than 400,000 almuni around the globe. Some of the reasons for our success are explained in this short trailer)
Graduate School Collaborative
Guide to Grad Student Life
The Wisconsin Union
A variety of housing can be found both on campus and among the surrounding area in Madison. Apartments ranging from efficiencies to three bedrooms vary in monthly rent.
Campus Area Housing
City of Madison: Neighborhoods
Transportation & Maps
In addition to driving, riding the bus and cycling are common ways to get around the city. Madison is known for its excellent biking paths. All UW Madison students receive a free bus pass to utilize the City of Madison Metro Bus System. The Dane County Regional Airport serves the Madison area.
Greater Madison Transportation
As the capital of Wisconsin, Madison has a population of approximately 200,000. The city features an abundance of natural beauty complemented by many lakes, and is a cultural mecca offering arts, music, entertainment, sports and much more. The University of Wisconsin is situated next to Lake Mendota, which offers outdoor enthusiasts limitless opportunities. On State Street, visitors will find specialty shops, restaurants, bookstores, coffee houses, and the Overture Center. The upper end of State Street boasts the capitol square, a host of free art fairs, the farmers market and Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts in the summer.
In & Around Madison
City of Madison website
Dane County Farmers Market
Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau
Located in the South Central part of the state of Wisconsin, Dane County is home to the suburbs of Madison along with rural towns and villages. Surrounding communities offer great resources and opportunities; Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest city and is only just over an hour drive from Madison. The recreation, culture, and natural beauty extend far beyond the city limits.
Dane County Parks Department
Find a Wisconsin State Park