City of Madison Resources
Getting to know Madison and the Madison area
- City and community information from the Madison Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
- City of Madison, City of Fitchburg, City of Middleton, City of Verona, City of Monona, Village of McFarland
- University housing
- Need help finding housing or researching rental options? View the Off-campus Housing Information.
- Left your car at home and want to get around town? Plan your trip on the Madison Metro bus system (students receive free annual bus passes).
- Do you need a car for a short period of time? Consider joining the ZipCar Program.
- Many students rely on bicycles to get around Madison, one of the most bike-friendly cities in the United States
Child Care Resources
- Coordinated Community Child Care (4C)
- YMCA of Dane County
- Madison Metropolitan School District
- UW-Madison Office of Child Care and Family Resources
- Satellite Family Child Care
- Parenting Resources from the United Way of Dane County
Things to do
- Are you a Badger sports fan? Check the team schedules and buy tickets from the Athletic Department.
- UW-Madison’s current events calendar
- Madison-area events calendar from the Isthmus publication
- Madison School & Community Recreation, activities for all ages
- Madison Sports and Social Club, community rec leagues
- List of Madison-area sports and recreation options
- Volunteer in our communities