Hello, Badger!

Welcome to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin–Madison! This website is designed to help you learn useful information for new grad students about the university, the City of Madison, and life as a UW–Madison student.

Beyond the pages of Graduate Student Life, your program office is generally the best place to find information related to your academic career. To find out who to contact, search for your program on the Graduate School’s list of degree programs. The Graduate School, located in Bascom Hall, serves as the hub of information for grad students on campus. The Graduate School’s website offers information on academic policies and deadlines, funding and fellowships, and professional development.

Information for Online Students

While you won’t need to worry as much about housing or getting around campus, there are still plenty of resources available to you during the time you are enrolled in an online graduate program at UW–Madison. Explore these self-paced, on-demand sessions to learn more:

About This Site

Graduate Student Life 2024-2025 was updated and published in May 2024 for graduate students at UW–Madison. Graduate Student Life has been compiled over time by many graduate students, including the former Graduate Student Collaborative, and is maintained by the UW–Madison Graduate School Office of Professional Development and Communications. All photos are by University Communications at UW–Madison.