Graduate students present information about their research projects to legislators and staff during UWñMadison Day at the Capitol, a University of WisconsinñMadison advocacy and outreach event held at the Wisconsin State Capitol on April 27, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UWñMadison)

UW-Madison Day at the Capitol will be held on April 26, 2023.

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UW–Madison’s Office of State Relations builds relationships while developing and implementing strategies to advance the university’s priorities with the state legislature, the governor, state agencies and the people of Wisconsin.

We connect you to the latest campus and UW System news, resources about Wisconsin’s biennial (two-year) budget process, and engaging outreach programs that help spread the Wisconsin Idea across the state.

Meet the State Relations team.

Upcoming Activities

UW–Madison Day at the Capitol

Join us on April 26, 2023 for the annual UW–Madison Day at the Capitol highlights the amazing faculty, students, alumni and athletics at UW–Madison. Several events are held on this day, including the Graduate Research Showcase and Flash Talks with Faculty.
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Budget Advocacy

The UW System budget supports continued excellence for UW–Madison. The State Budget Toolkit covers the basics of the upcoming state budget, including the process, requests from UW–Madison & UW System, details on how you can get involved, and other resources.
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Can't Stop a Badger

UW continues to power the state’s economy through research and innovation, all while educating the next generation of leaders. We’ll never stop working to make Wisconsin — and the world — a better place.

17,719 Undergraduate Students from Wisconsin

6,062 Graduate Students from Wisconsin

1,013 Bucky’s Tuition Promise and Badger Promise Students

177,328 Total State Alumni