The Wisconsin App is a set of essential tools for students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and guests of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The app covers the basics of campus life for Badgers using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Keep up to date on news, events, and sports. Or find your way around campus on foot, bike, car, or by Madison Metro bus. Or watch campus video content, along with other handy features.


Campus map: Navigate the UW–Madison campus. View all locations of a type, such as libraries, parking (campus and public), and visitor attractions. Or see detailed information about a location, including walking and driving directions from your current location.

Campus buses: Find Madison Metro route and schedule information on the go. Find stops near your current location or by bus stop number, and see when buses are scheduled to arrive at a specific stop in real-time.

Alumni: Stay in touch with all the happenings at UW–Madison with the Wisconsin Alumni Association!

Athletics: Stay up to date with the latest Badgers news and results. View news and blog updates, team schedules, and scores and video features. If you're an avid follower of Badger Athletics, also be sure to download the Badger Gameday app!

Canvas: Access all your course content on the go!

Dining: See all campus dining locations, hours, and menus, and be sure to download the Tapingo app for online ordering and delivery from selected campus dining locations, right from your phone!

Directory: Look up campus directory information on your phone. Search for a person by first or last name and save that person’s contact information in your iPhone’s Contacts app. Call, e-mail, or view a map of that person’s office location.

Events: Look up events by category, date, or map location. See what’s happening near you by viewing the day’s events highlighted on the campus map. Get the details for any event, as well as walking or driving directions from your current location.

Giving to UW: When you give to UW–Madison through the UW Foundation, you’re doing more than simply supporting an exceptional university — you’re also helping to push the boundaries of what’s possible!

Health: Medical, mental health, and survivor services appointments for students.

Library: Look up library hours, locations, and resources, and reserve materials or even book a study room!

MyUW: Stay connected to UW–Madison every step of the way.

News: Keep up to date with university news. Read features, news for students and employees, or news by topics such as research, learning or student life, and video content featuring teaching and learning stories, and research profiles and projects.

Rec Sports: See locations, hours, schedules, and classes at all Recreation & Wellbeing facilities — keep your Badger self in top form!

Safety: Stay safe with emergency contact information for SAFEWalk, SAFERide cab and SAFEride bus programs; UW Police (Non-Emergency), University Health Services Crisis Line, and the Division of Student Life.

TV@UW: View live campus video content, including Big Ten Network sports and academic programming, ESPN3, and Spectrum TV programming while on any UW–Madison campus wireless network!

Union: Keep up with the happenings at your Wisconsin Union!

Vote: Get up-to-the minute information on how and where to vote in every election.

What’s New

Version 2.1.6

- Migrated to new web framework (UIWebView to WebKit)
- Ensure NetID Login session is kept while using the app
- Updated Learn@UW menu list item to Canvas
- Other minor changes and fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

jameslundgren ,

Great app in the making...

Would absolutely be five stars if it rotated to landscape mode. Other than that this is a well done app for UW-Madison. On Wisconsin!

Not news friendly ,

News is hard to navigate/read

Was looking for a place to read/peruse UW news other than via email.... this is not it. Background photo makes it difficult to read the text, and there isn't one category that allows you to scroll through ALL news stories, which is desirable since news stories often could be categorized multiple ways.

Soccerpolska ,

Terrible Bus App

The bus app is inferior to other alternatives. Besides the unfriendly ui, the real-time bus tracking fails to update quick enough to be useful and often lists buses that never actually arrive or have long-since departed. UW Bus and Transit MDR offer faster, more accurate tracking that rarely have these errors. I highly recommend those alternatives to students who are tired of being late.


University of Wisconsin-Madison
54.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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