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Feel the magic of UW–Madison. Bustling pedestrian malls lead to serene lakeside views, and modern facilities blend in comfortably with historic landmarks. The city’s vibrant arts scene attracts the world’s top talent, and changing seasons regularly afford unexpected experiences. Come see for yourself.

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Experience the Badger life for yourself

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Sports and recreation

Put on your red and white and cheer on our varsity teams — or lace up your cleats and join a recreational squad.

Athletics, recreation, and wellness
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Arts, everywhere

Student performances, national artists in residence, globetrotting exhibits: inspiration abounds on campus.

Find upcoming arts events
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A destination campus

There’s always a corner of campus yet to explore: national historic landmarks, 1,200 acres of the Arboretum, and so much more.

A guide to popular campus spots

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