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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Educational Resources

Libraries

Art Library (Kohler), Astronomy Library, Biology Library, Business Library, Center for Cooperatives, Chemistry Library, CIMC (Center for Instructional Materials and Computing), Clinical Science Library, College Library (Helen C. White), Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), Geography Library, Geology and Geophysics Library, Health Sciences Library (W.S. Middleton) Historical Library, Journalism Reading Room, Law Library, Learning Support Services (LSS),Limnology Reading Room, Math Library, Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, Memorial Library, Music Library (Mills), Pharmacy Library (F.B. Power), Physics Library, Plant Pathology Library, Primate Center Library, Robinson Map Library (Arthur H.), Ruth Ketterer Harris Library, School of Library & Information Studies Library (SLIS), Social Science Reference Library, Social Work Library, Space Science and Engineering, Steenbock Library, Water Resources Library, Wendt Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 7,348,117 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 55,164 current serial subscriptions.
  • 6,196,062 microforms.
  • 6,412,315 Audio/Visual items.
  • 459,427 e-books.

Museums & Art

See www.wisc.edu/visitingCampus/for complete information

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 3,300 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 26% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 14 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 29% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 729 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: http: //soo. studentorg. wisc. edu/sooform/search/default. asp
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Daily Cardinal (daily); The Badger Herald (daily)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (130), Madison (4)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Madison (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 0% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 26 fraternities
  • 9% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 11 sororities
  • 8% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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Nick

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Milwaukee Airport is one hour away. Also there is wireless coverage throughout campus. posted Jul 28th, 2010 9:57 am


Jerry

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Your information is inaccurate. I am a UW undergraduate and I am always within range of at least five different WiFi hot-spots. posted Jan 24th, 2011 3:48 pm



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