The University of Wisconsin-Madison and SASLI value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the academic community. As an institution, we make it our mission to create a welcoming and supportive community for students from every background.
All SASLI students are considered UW-Madison students for the duration of the program and have access to various campus resources while at SASLI.
Recreation and Lifestyle
Memorial Union is one of the most iconic spots on campus. It is home to the beloved Terrace, with its colorful chairs and view of Lake Mendota. There are plenty of places to eat, relax and study!
Union South is another great place to study and relax. Many other events take place here, making use of the 350-seat movie theater and the Sett, a recreation center with bowling, billiards, and a climbing wall.
Nicholas Recreation Center
World-class gym located in Southeast Campus. Access is free to students enrolled at UW.
Bakke Recreation Center
Located near Lakeshore, this gym finished building and opened up in May 2023. Membership is included in tuition!
Starting at Memorial Union, this path goes along Lake Mendota all the way to Picnic Point. A great place for a relaxing walk, bike ride, or hammock next to the lake.
Wisconsin Historical Society
A well-loved, grand, and quiet study spot located on Library Mall. Historical Society Headquarters and American History Library and Archives.
The libraries at UW do much more than just rent out books: Your UW Net ID login gives you access to over 1300 subscription databases. Over 25 locations to study and the ability to rent private and group study rooms. You can rent out equipment like laptops and iPads. Any questions? You can ask a librarian via the live chat, phone, or email. Check it out!
Gender and Sexuality Campus Center
Located in the Red Gym, the GSCC helps to foster community and provide resources for LGBTQ+ students.
Multicultural Student Center
Also in the Red Gym, the MSC is available to students looking for cultural communities and events on campus.
International Student Services
The ISS serves UW-Madison students on F and J visas through advising on immigration, personal, and cultural matters. They organize events and activities to support engagement within the UW community.
The McBurney Disability Resource Center
The McBurney Disability Resource Center works with students and instructors to provide effective classroom accommodations. The office strives to create an inclusive and accessible campus environment that fosters universal community and participation
Driving and parking in the City of Madison is expensive and quite a hassle especially with the SASLI program taking place during construction season (summer). It is NOT recommended that students bring a vehicle to campus.