Visit and Tour Options

Prospective Freshman Students

Our admissions information sessions cover academics, the application process, the student experience, and information about financing your education. Admissions counselors lead these sessions Monday through Friday, followed by a campus walking tour led by an undergraduate student. Sign up online.

Housing tours are not offered as part of the campus tour. Sign up here for a University Housing tour. More information about the Housing tour can also be found on the University Housing tour webpage. For specific information and photos of each hall visit the University Housing website.

If you plan to visit over a weekend, there are student-guided campus walking tours that leave from Union South on most Saturdays and Sundays, except for home football Saturdays and holidays. A self-guided tour is also available from the Campus and Community Information Desk located at Union South. Sign up online.

We no longer schedule individual appointments for prospective freshmen to meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor. Instead, we encourage students to visit campus for a counselor-led information session, which includes a walking tour conducted by an undergraduate student. Admissions counselors can also assist students with questions at the Union South welcome desk or in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment lobby.

Available from September to April, class visits are open to both prospective students and admitted students. There is no need to register for these classroom visits - just find a time that works for you, go to the class, and introduce yourself to the professor. Please keep in mind that the course schedule is subject to change and that exams will occur throughout the semester. Our professors also ask that you stay for the entire duration of the class period and that you turn off your cell phones and other electronic devices during the lecture.

Our undergraduate schools and colleges and select campus departments offer sessions that provide an overview of their academic programs. In addition to attending an admissions information session and campus walking tour, students may also select to attend an academic program from the following options:

Residential learning communities bring together faculty, staff, and students around an area of focus through unique seminars and class sections. Learn more during your visit by meeting with a current student and touring the residential learning community that interests you the most. Email the following to arrange your visit:

Prospective Transfer Students

Prospective and admitted transfer students are encouraged to participate in our Transfer Student Visit Day program which takes place on select Fridays during the academic year. These events begin with an admission information session to discuss the university, specific information about applying as a transfer student, transfer credits, and our degree requirements. Choose to stay for an academic information session or campus walking tour. Sign up online to attend.

Discuss the admissions process with one of our transfer admissions counselors. Schedule a one-on-one appointment by calling 608-262-3961 or emailing visitbucky@admissions.wisc.edu.

You may also schedule an appointment with the Transfer Transition Program if you would like information about transfer credit or would like academic advising prior to the admissions application process.

Please note: the Office of Admissions and Recruitment does not provide transfer credit evaluations prior to receiving an admissions decision.

Available from September to April, class visits are open to both prospective students and admitted students. There is no need to register for these classroom visits - just find a time that works for you, go to the class, and introduce yourself to the professor. Please keep in mind that the course schedule is subject to change and that exams will occur throughout the semester. Our professors also ask that you stay for the entire duration of the class period and that you turn off your cell phones and other electronic devices during the lecture.

Our undergraduate schools and colleges and select campus departments offer sessions that provide an overview of their academic programs. In addition to attending an admissions information session and campus walking tour, students may also select to attend an academic program from the following options:

Residential learning communities bring together faculty, staff, and students around an area of focus through unique seminars and class sections. Learn more during your visit by meeting with a current student and touring the residential learning community that interests you the most. Email the following to arrange your visit:

Group Visits

Campus and Visitor Relations can coordinate the logistics and provide experienced tour guides for school groups, K-12 field trips, conference participants, alumni groups, foreign delegations, civic groups, and many others.