University of Wisconsin–Madison

Family First

UW–Madison offers many opportunities to enjoy quality time with family and friends. Personal enrichment activities can increase your well-being and enhance your connections with others.

Activities for Families and Groups

Campus and Visitor Relations offers a comprehensive list of things to see and do on campus, including many that are family-friendly. Visit campus landmarks, explore science, enjoy nature, experience the arts, and spend time at popular campus destinations.

A full roster of sports events offers year-end excitement. Visit the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office to buy tickets to your favorite games.

Check the UW–Madison Events Calendar regularly to learn about lectures, art exhibits, concerts and shows, hands-on workshops, outdoor recreation, and more. Many events are offered at no cost.

Activities for Personal Enrichment

The Division of Continuing Studies offers a variety of classes and programs for adults over the age of 18. UW–Madison employees, seniors, international students, professionals, and others are welcome to participate.

Visit the Morgridge Center for Public Service to learn how you can volunteer with your family, your group, or an as individual—on campus or off.


Caregiving for children or elderly family members can be both challenging and rewarding. View or download our Well-Being Tips on Caregiving to help make your caregiving experience the best it can be.

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