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General Information
500 Lincoln Dr
Madison , Wisconsin 53706-1380

Disability Resource Office

McBurney Disability Resource Center
702 W. Johnson St., Ste. 2104
Madison, WI 53715
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About University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, often referred to as UW-Madison or simply Madison, is a prestigious public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. With a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1848, the university is renowned for its academic excellence, vibrant campus life, and strong commitment to research and innovation.

Madison, the state capital of Wisconsin, serves as the perfect backdrop for this esteemed institution. Nestled between the picturesque lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison offers a picturesque and idyllic setting for students to pursue their educational goals. The city consistently ranks highly in various quality of life indices, boasting a unique blend of natural beauty, a thriving arts scene, and a progressive community known for its inclusivity and support of education.

One of the defining features of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is its status as a public university. As such, it prides itself on providing accessible higher education opportunities to students from all walks of life. With a commitment to affordability and inclusivity, UW-Madison ensures that a world-class education is within reach for all qualified individuals, regardless of their socio-economic background.

Academically, UW-Madison is widely regarded as one of the top public research universities in the United States. It offers an extensive range of academic programs across various disciplines, with over 130 undergraduate majors to choose from. From the humanities to the sciences, business to engineering, students have the opportunity to explore and pursue their passions under the guidance of renowned professors and researchers.

The university’s commitment to research and innovation is evident in its state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge laboratories. As a leading research institution, UW-Madison consistently ranks among the top universities for research funding, allowing students and faculty to engage in groundbreaking research that addresses societal challenges and pushes the boundaries of knowledge.

The campus itself is a vibrant hub of intellectual activity and personal growth, providing students with a wealth of opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities, student organizations, and community service. Whether it’s joining one of the many student-run clubs and organizations, participating in sports and recreational activities, or attending one of the frequent cultural and artistic events, there is something for everyone at UW-Madison.

Furthermore, the university’s commitment to accessibility extends beyond the campus boundaries. Madison offers a rich cultural scene, with numerous theaters, art galleries, and music venues that contribute to the vibrant and diverse atmosphere of the city. Additionally, the city’s progressive nature has led to the development of numerous bike paths, parks, and outdoor recreational opportunities, allowing students to embrace an active and healthy lifestyle.

In conclusion, the University of Wisconsin-Madison stands as a leading public university that combines academic excellence with a commitment to accessibility and inclusivity. With its picturesque location in Madison, students not only benefit from a top-notch education but also enjoy a vibrant and supportive community. Whether it is through rigorous academics, pioneering research, or engaging extracurricular activities, UW-Madison encourages students to embrace their passions and excel in their chosen fields.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations