Large group of University of Wisconsin students holding up their hands to create the shape of a W with their fingers.

Find Community

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. Cultural centers organize heritage month celebrations and learning opportunities throughout the academic year.

UW Madison students sing a welcome song while sitting around a drum at Native November feast

Join a group

Discover a student organization

Explore your interests and find a group that inspires you — or create one of your own!

Students gathering at the student org fair.

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.

First-year and transfer students

Get plugged in to campus life and resources.

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First-year seminars

Make campus feel more like your community.

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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.

People sitting at tables outside on Memorial Terrace eating and drinking under trees and small strung lights.