One of the most beloved campus features is Lake Mendota, where students and visitors can sail, paddleboard, and bike along the lakeshore. The Memorial Union Terrace is a popular lakefront spot to enjoy music or outdoor movies, relax with friends, grab a refreshment, and watch the sunset. At Union South, students can find places to study, dine, bowl, use the climbing wall, play pool, and more.
Big Ten football fills the seats for every home game at the historic Camp Randall Stadium, while Badger basketball (men’s and women’s) and hockey are played at the Kohl Center. The campus houses more than 40 libraries, including the Business Library in Grainger Hall, along with theaters, museums, concert halls, and cafés.
UW–Madison makes it easy for students to enjoy campus life, providing easy access to the recreation center, free bus passes, tickets to sporting events at student prices, and much more.