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Visit and Tour Options

Prospective Freshman Students

Information Session and Campus Tour
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 Housing tour. More information about the University Housing Tour can also be found on the housing tour webpage. For specific information and photos of each hall visit the housing website.

Weekend Walking Tours
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.

Counselors
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 and to go on a tour conducted by an undergraduate student. Counselors can also assist students with questions at the Union South welcome desk or in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment lobby.

Prospective Transfer Students

Transfer Student Visit Days
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.

Transfer Information Sessions
If a full-day campus visit is not an option, we encourage prospective transfer students to register for a Transfer Information Session online. Similar to the admission information session offered during Transfer Student Visit Days, this stand-alone session will also answer all your questions about transfer admission, housing options, costs, and financial aid procedures.

One-on-one Appointments
Discuss the admissions process and transfer credit with one of our transfer admission counselors. Schedule a one-on-one appointment by calling 608-262-3318 or email visitbucky@admissions.wisc.edu.

You may also schedule an appointment with the Transfer Transition Program to receive academic advising before, or during, the admissions application process.

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.

Class Visits

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.

Academic Information Sessions

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

Art Department
Bioscience Information Session
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Information Session
College of Engineering Information Session
College of Letters and Science
College of Letters and Science Honors Program Information Session
School of Business Information Session
School of Education Information Session
School of Human Ecology
School of Nursing Information Session
School of Pharmacy

Learning Community Tours

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:

BioHouse
Bradley Learning Community
Chadbourne Residential College
Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community
GreenHouse
International Learning Community & Languages Houses
Multicultural Learning Community
OpenHouse: Gender Learning Community
The Studio: Creative Arts & Design Learning Community
Women In Science and Engineering