Visitor Information

Tour Campus

Visit the Chemistry Department

  • Prospective graduate students and recruiting representatives contact Dr. Arrietta Clauss, director of graduate student services, 608.262.0363,
  • Prospective undergraduate students contact Katie McCullough, undergraduate student services coordinator, 608.262.8898,
  • Other visitors contact

Fly into Madison

    Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) offers regional, national, and international flights. Taxis are readily available for service to campus and downtown.

    Parking on Campus

    Public Parking on Campus
    View a map of campus parking and lot hours, or learn more about parking on campus at the Transportation Services website. Some metered street parking spots also are available. More parking is available at the city of Madison parking ramp on Lake Street.

    Visitor Parking Permits
    Visitors to campus should contact Transportation Services about parking. Parking is limited; however, visitor permits are available for some lots on campus.

    City of Madison Parking
    View hourly parking spot availability for city-owned parking lots and ramps.

    Getting Around Campus

    Daytime Campus Bus Routes
    The free route 80 bus is the main campus circulator, serving major campus locations such as Memorial Union, UW Hospital, Eagle Heights, and Union South. View Bus 80 schedule.

    Evening Campus Bus Routes
    The 80, 81, and 82 bus service runs three circular routes providing free service from 6:30 p.m. until approximately 1:45 a.m. Evening routes are not available during academic recesses or in the summer. View schedules and routes for routes 81 and 82.

    At Night
    A series of programs have been developed for late-night travel at UW-Madison. SAFEwalk, a free walking escort service, is available to university guests and visitors.

    Getting Around Madison

    By Bus
    Nearly 90 percent of Madison residents are within a quarter mile of a bus route. Madison Metro provides daily service throughout the city and surrounding areas. Most buses stop in the campus area. Use Google Maps to enter your current address and destination, then select the bus icon to see what bus routes will take you where you need to go. Bus rides are $2 cash.

    By Taxi
    Several private taxi companies provide cab service in and around Madison. Fares vary between company and are based on a meter or zone system and number of passengers. More information: Badger Cab, Green Cab, Madison Taxi, Union Cab

    By Bike
    Madison boasts an impressive city-wide network of bicycle paths, both on and off city roads. Bikeways are marked around the city by green signs. View route maps at the City of Madison Bike Madison website.