Students have many ways to connect with others who share their goals, attitudes, and interests — as well as opportunities to expand their horizons beyond familiarity. UW–Madison brings together people from across the United States and all over the world, from diverse cultural, religious, and life experiences. Take time to explore, connect, and build community while you are here.
Explore your identity
Multicultural Student Center
The MSC supports historically underserved students to realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. Identity centers organize heritage month celebrations, cultural programming, social events, and learning opportunities throughout the academic year.
The Center also offers an internship program, drop-in hours for academic and life support, social justice education programs, support for student organizations, and more.
McBurney Disability Resource Center
Views disability as an important aspect of the diversity of UW–Madison and supports an accessible and inclusive educational experience for students.
Transfer Transition Program
Provides a hub of resources and community to help transfer students transition successfully to UW–Madison.
Gender and Sexuality Campus Center
Equips student communities and their allies to improve campus climate and their daily intersectional experiences.
University Veteran Services
Supports military-connected students with their transition to college and pursuit of academic success.
Join a group
Discover a student organization
Explore your interests and find a group that inspires you — or create one of your own!
Map your campus
Just getting started?
Let staff at the Center for The First-Year Experience guide you through orientation, learning how to get involved, and all of the ways that you are supported at UW–Madison.
Find your spot
Enjoy the Wisconsin Union
The Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union and Union South are home to thousands of learning, recreational, and social activities and events and offer many ways to get involved in student and community leadership.
More campus resources
Community, resources, and support for students
Childcare assistance, parent programming, and family events