The Move to Madison, Wisconsin

Whether you are a UW-Madison student, staff, or faculty planning a move to Madison,WI, a big move with a family can be draining on anyone. We are here to help you with any information you might need in your transition to your new life in Madison, WI. If you do not see the information below that you are looking for, please contact our Parent Resource Specialist at 608-265-9123 for further assistance.

Information for your move to Madison, WI

Child Care and Madison Area School Districts

Child Care and School Districts

The Madison area has a nice variety of child care programs and many different schools. If you have any specific questions, please contact our Parent Resource Specialist at 608-265-9123.

Child Care Map coming soon


Finding Housing in Madison, Wisconsin

Campus and Visitor Relations at UW-Madison

Your gateway to campus, Campus and Visitor Relations serves as the central access point for visitors, students, faculty and staff for answering questions, locating information and navigating UW-Madison and the surrounding community.


Conduct a FREE search of hundreds of available campus area, Madison, and Dane County rentals including apartments, houses, sublets and roomate openings, rooms in private homes, and privately owned residence halls.

To talk with someone regarding housing in Madison, please contact the Campus Area Housing Office at or 608-263-2452.

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Where to Stay When Visiting Madison



Dining in the Madison Area

Dining in the Madison Area

Tasty and inviting dining venues are available throughout campus.


Madison offers a fantastic array of dining options from ethnic to continental cuisines to burgers and everything in between! For a list of dining options in Madison and surrounding communities, vist the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Restuarants that Welcome Kids

Check out this list of places that have discounted meals for kids!



City of Madison Parks

Explore Madison Parks

Madison Parks are for all seasons. Spring, Summer, Winter for Fall, there is something to enjoy in Madison Parks. Whether it is a softball game, a game of golf, an outdoor concert, family reunions, a quiet hike or an afternoon of ice skating, Madison Parks has something for everyone.

Get outside and enjoy all that Madison Parks has to offer!

Things to Know about Madison, WI

30 Things You Need To Know About
Madison Before You Move Here

Looking for a quick glimpse of Madison life before you make the big move? Check out these great features of Madison so you know what to expect!