aerial shot of campus Madison

Life in Madison, WI

Getting Around Madison


Madison boasts an impressive city-wide network of bicycle paths, both on and off city roads. View route maps at the City of Madison's Bike Madison website, also learn more about the bikeshare program, Madison BCycle.

bike on campus


Madison Metro provides daily service throughout campus, the city, and surrounding areas. Students get free bus passes, and employees get a discount on bus passes. Find more information on fares at Madison Metro's website.

The 80 campus bus


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.

Green Cab of Madison


Private Housing

aerial shot of downtown madisonPrivate, off-campus housing is managed by the office of Campus Area Housing. You can find out more about the different neighborhoods of Madison here.

University Housing

dorm move inUniversity Housing manages nineteen residence halls, three apartment communities, and seven dining locations across the UW-Madison campus. Learn more about on-campus housing options at the University Housing website.