Meeting People

Life in the residence halls provides you with thousands of opportunities year-round to make friends, make connections, have fun, and get involved.

Wisconsin Welcome

Wisconsin Welcome is designed to welcome new and returning students to campus, with events and programs to help you find your place at UW-Madison. It's a chance to find answers to your questions, learn about academics, find your way around campus, and discover all that the university has to offer.

Residence Hall Organizations


Every residence hall has a Hall Organization that provides opportunities for leadership and involvement. From being a general member to taking on a leadership role, your Hall Organization has opportunities for all levels of involvement and interest. Hall Organizations are a place to get to know other residents living in your community, voice your opinion about hall improvements, and help organize hall-wide events by joining one of the Mission Groups:

  • Cultural Enrichment Coalitions (CEC)
  • Friends Uniting and Networking (FUN)
  • Res Hall Academies
  • Residents for Environmental Sustainability (RES)
  • Create your own Interest Group with friends!

Residence Hall Advisory Board

Get involved in issues that impact the hall and campus community by attending hall meetings or participating in the Residence Halls Advisory Board with the Director of University Housing. Your input influences the current and future direction of the halls.

Contact your Residence Life Coordinator or Residence Life Program Assistant (RLPA) if you'd like to serve as your hall's representative or wish to pass along feedback.

Campus Involvement

Center for Leadership and Involvement – CfLI

Check out the CfLI website to find information about organizations on campus you may wish to join. Get involved, and start making friends across the entire campus!

The Wisconsin Union

The Wisconsin Union provides everything from a place to hang out, study, or eat to concert programming, meeting rooms, and various classes and seminars, and that's still just the beginning! Follow the links below to learn more about the things you can do on campus through the union.

Wisconsin Union – This page has links to everything you will need to know about the Union, including building hours, event schedules, and the TITU (Today In The Union) list for the Memorial Union.

WUD – "Be Active, Get Involved, Promote, Plan, Participate." The Wisconsin Union Directorate is 11 committees which organize, plan, promote, and host the many events that occur in the Union, including concerts, films, sailing, Distinguished Lecture Series, and Alternative Breaks. Join a WUD committee to have a say in the entertainment and events that happen on your campus!

The Morgridge Center for Public Service

The Morgridge Center provides volunteering and civic engagement opportunities for the entire UW Campus. Please visit their site to learn about how you can get involved and start making a difference!