Campus Resources

Associated Students of Madison (ASM)
ASM is the student shared governance body for campus representing all 45,000 students and focusing on shared governance. It's in charge of funding registered student organizations, the Student Activity Center, StudentPrint, student bus passes and much more. You can get involved by:
  • Getting appointed to a position
  • Volunteering to be on a committee
  • Becoming an ASM intern
  • Attending an ASM meeting or event
Center for First-Year Experience (CFYE)
Center for the First-Year Experience peer advisors pose for a picture.
The Center for First-Year Experience helps incoming students adjust to life at UW-Madison. Connect to CYFE by following them on:
Crisis Loans
If you're experiencing financial hardship due to an unexpected life event you may be elegible for a crisis loan through the Dean of Students Office (loans are generally under $500). These loans can't be used for paying tuition/fees or fines, and you must be enrolled to apply. Some common uses for a Crisis Loan include:
  • Unexpected medical expense
  • Car repair
  • Travel expense for a family emergency
  • Replacement of items lost to theft/fire damage​
Dean of Students Office (DoSO)
DoSO can help you if you need support with or have questions about issues of violence, sexual assault, sexual or racial harassment, hate or bias reporting, personal or family emergencies, crisis loans, or student misconduct.
Division of Information Technology (DoIT)
Picture of one of the DoIT Tech Stores on campus.
DoIT provides computer technology services at UW-Madison. They offer:
  • FREE tech support
  • FREE free tech classes for students
  • Advice on choosing the right technology
  • Tips on how to secure your computer
EVOC: End Violence on Campus
Logo for End Violence on Campus (EVOC).
UHS End Violence on Campus (EVOC) provides victim advocacy and confidential support to student victim/survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and /or stalking. See their website for more information on:
  • UHS Victim Advocacy and Survivor Services
  • Drop-In Support Group
  • Campus and Community Resources
  • Protections for Victims Drinking Underage
  • Reporting Options
First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)
A FIG is a group of classes, (usually three) that small groups of first-year students enroll in together. They are generally built around a specific topic like literature, biology, food, art, etc. FIG groups often study together and socialize outside the classroom. Enrolling in a FIG can help you:
  • Meet other students
  • Connect with faculty
  • Explore majors, careers, and  interests
Food Pantry - "The Open Seat"
“The Open Seat” is a food pantry for students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison - please visit their website for hours!
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Handshake is UW-Madison's main tool for you to connect to career events, jobs, internships, and more!
With Handshake you can:
  • Browse and register for career events on campus
  • Explore thousands of jobs and internships from over 200,000 employers nationwide
  • Get personalized job recommendations based on your major, interests, and more
  • Manage your own campus interviews with top employers
International Internship Program (IIP)
IIP is a campus resource for undergraduates from all majors seeking internships or co-ops abroad or with an international focus in the U.S. They provide advising and resources to help you get started exploring international internship opportunities, applying for scholarships and getting course credit. 
International Student Services (ISS)
ISS offers a wide variety of services and programs to support international students and help them get involved on campus while connecting with new people. ISS also provides important information for international students on topics like:
  • Visa and immigration 
  • Taxes
  • Health/Wellness
  • Travel
  • Tuition
Leadershare Resource Directory
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Looking to find more information about how to improve your leadership skills?  Check out the Leadershare Resource Directory, UW-Madison's source for leadership development opportunities!   Leadershare allows individuals and organizations to find and share all types of programs and resources that align with one or more of the UW-Madison Leadership Framework values and/or competencies.  

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Campus Center
The LGBT Campus Center is a safe and supportive place to relax, build community, and connect with resources and services.
  • Browse and check out books and DVDs
  • Use computers (with free printing!)
  • Stop in to do homework
  • Connect to the peer mentor program
  • Join a discussion group or leadership program
UW-Madison Libraries offers a variety of resources and services to support students’ academic success. Along with providing thousands of research resources at over 40 campus libraries and through the Libraries website, they offer:
  • Research assistance (online & in-person)
  • Access to course reserves
  • Equipment checkout (laptops, cameras, etc.)
  • Study rooms
McBurney Disability Resource Center
McBurney staff facilitate and advocate for reasonable classroom accommodations and work to ensure educational access for students with a diagnosed disability, such as:
  • AD/HD
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Learning disabilities
  • Chronic medical or mental health disorders
  • Mobility impairments
  • Autism spectrum disorder
Morgridge Center for Public Service (Volunteering)

Live the Wisconsin Idea and become an active citizen. Connect to local and global communities through volunteer opportunities, service-learning courses, research and public service fellowships. 

  • Use volunteering to explore majors and careers
  • Check out the fall and spring Public Service Fairs
  • Go beyond the classroom w/ Service Learning courses
Multicultural Student Center (MSC)
Sasha Wijeyeratne, social justice education specialist with the Multicultural Student Center and IJET, makes introductory remarks as more than 40 participants gathered for "Tools and Strategies for Cross-Racial Allyship," an interactive workshop hosted by the Multicultural Student Center (MSC). (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
The MSC is a great place to hang out and get involved for students of color and other historically underepresented students. The MSC offers programs, events, job opportunities, leadership training, and more.
Office of Child Care & Family Resources
The Office of Child Care and Family Resources promotes the academic and professional goals of the University of Wisconsin community through the administration of early education and family support programs.
  • UW-Madison Child Care Programs
  • Child Care Financial Assistance
  • Parent Resources
  • Campus Child Care Teachers
Office of the Bursar
The Bursar's Office is where to go for services related to:
  • Paying tuition and fees
  • Receiving financial aid disbursements
  • Tuition and fee waivers, or remissions
  • Processing tuition and fee refunds
Recreational Sports
UW-Madison offers over 40 sports, events, and activities each year! Browse the calendar, explore intramurals, and register here.
SAFEwalk staff escort a University of Wisconsin-Madison student to a campus location at night on Sept. 1, 2016. (Photo by Jeff Miller)
SAFEwalk provides walking escorts throughout the entire campus except the far west side (UW Hospital and Eagle Heights).
To request a SAFEwalk please call 262-5000.
For more information, visit the SAFEwalk webpage.
Scholarships @ UW-Madison
Searching for scholarships and don’t know where to start? Log on to Scholarships @ UW-Madison to match scholarship opportunities that are right for you and apply today!
Student Financial Aid
Questions about your financial aid? The Office of Student Financial Aid has information for you (and your parents!) about FAFSA, direct loans, private loans, tuition costs, types of aid, and more. 
Student Jobs
Search and apply for student jobs located both on, and off campus.
Undergraduate Awards Office
Staff at the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office help UW-Madison undergraduates and recent graduates pursue nationally competitive scholarships and campus-wide awards for research, service and leadership.
  • Find scholarship opportunities that match your goals and interests
  • Navigate the scholarship application process
  • Review scholarship essays
  • Prepare for national scholarship interviews
University Health Services (UHS)
UHS is the student health center at UW-Madison open to all undergraduate students (part or full time). 
Free Mental Health Crisis Line: (608) 265-5600 (option 9)
University Housing
This site has important information for students living in the dorms or on campus from the basics like laundry, TV, and repair services to great ways to get support through tutoring, learning communities, and class connections.
UW Tutoring Resources
Browse 20+ FREE UW tutoring and learning support services, read through tutoring FAQs, Mythbusters, and more about how advisors can support your academic success.
UW-Madison Police Department (UWPD)
Photo of a police officer talking with a citizen.
UWPD works with UW-Madison on campus safety and crime issues. Visit their website to find more resources like these:
Wisconsin Union
Wisconsin Union has information on where to visit, where to eat, and what to see and do while on campus. You can also go here to:
  • Plan an event
  • Reserve a room
  • Buy theater tickets
  • Shop the terrace or Badger Market