The city of Madison has tons of great things to do, including museums, arts & music venues and festivals, unique local shopping, award-winning restaurants, sporting events, and so much more.
The University of Wisconsin – Madison is a big place. Sometimes it can feel difficult to know where to start in getting involved on campus. Never fear! There’s something for everyone.
ISS’s BRIDGE Program (Building Relationships in Diverse Global Environments) is highly popular with our exchange students. BRIDGE is an international friendship/buddy program that connects incoming international students with U.S. students in order to make friends and explore UW-Madison and the community together.
The Morgridge Center for Public Service connects UW-Madison students with volunteer opportunities in and around Madison.
UW-Madison has hundreds of registered student organizations that you can join, all of which are listed through the Center for Leadership and Involvement, our resident campus experts at getting involved. Don’t forget to attend the Student Organization Fair to get started. Interested in outdoor activities? UW Hoofers might be where your new best friends can be found!
Recreational Sports offers workout facilities right here on campus, intramural sports clubs, fitness classes, and even more!