Bucky birthday cake

Care Packages

University Housing’s care packages are the perfect way to brighten your Badger’s day. Whether you want to celebrate a birthday, help your favorite student through a late night of studying, or send some healthy snacks, we’ve got you covered!

To order a care package for your Badger, simply call 1-800-438-5680 (Madison area: 608-262-0057) Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM (Central). Or fill out the order form and mail it to University Housing Dining and Culinary Services. Our Care Packages are available for order from August 28 – December 18 and January 21 – May 8. Please allow three business days for care package orders.

Order a Care Package today!

Our Care Package Offerings

Bucky birthday cake

Birthday Cake (1/4 Sheet) – $27.00
Our decorated, personalized birthday cake serves 12 people. Choose a chocolate, vanilla, or marble cake with chocolate or vanilla frosting. Plates and utensils are provided in a reusable shopping bag.

Milk and chocolate chip cookies

Jumbo Brownie – $12.50
A rich treat great for anytime a student needs a pick me up! Our jumbo brownie features deep chocolate taste and can be personalized with a special message.


Dozen Cupcakes – $15.00
Perfect for sharing with friends or any celebration. Choose chocolate or white cupcakes with chocolate or confetti frosting.

Up All Night Studying – $20.00
This assortment of study snack favorites is perfect for a night of intense studying. The package includes energy items including Vitamin Water, Starbucks Frappuccino drink, Snickers bars, Oreo cookies, pretzels, trail mix, and Kraft Easy Mac & Cheese in a reusable shopping bag.

Ice cream

Add on Ice Cream – $5.00 each
Add on a certificate for a pint of ice cream. Because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love ice cream!

Birthday Cake (6” Layered) – $22.00
This small 6” layered celebration cake is the perfect way to wish your Badger a “Happy Birthday.”  Choose a chocolate, vanilla, or marble cake with chocolate or vanilla frosting. Plates and utensils are provided in a reusable shopping bag.

Giant chocolate chip cookie heart

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $12.50
Perfect way to congratulate a student on a test or anytime! This giant cookie can be decorated and personalized with a short message.

Healthy fruit and snack bag

Healthy Fruit and Snack Bag – $20.00
Chock full of healthy treats, this care package is a perfect gift for your busy student. The package comes with a reusable mug and a reusable shopping bag filled with healthy treats including apples, oranges, Clif snack bars and trail mix.

Get Well Soon bag

Get Well Soon – $20.00
An assortment of cold “remedies” including: Campbell’s Soup Cup, saltine crackers, Vitamin Water, Contact Cold & Flu, Emergen-C, Kleenex, Advil, and fresh fruit in a reusable bag.


Capital City Pizza Gift Certificates – $8.00 each
These pizzas are Housing’s most popular treat! Order several for your student for made-to-order pizza all semester. Choose from 2 types of certificates:

  • 7″ made-to-order Personal Pizza OR
  • 2 Slices of Pizza and a 16 oz. Fountain Drink