Graduates take part in the singing of Varsity during the winter commencement ceremony held in the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Dec. 16, 2018. (Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison)
A cardinal takes flight as the bird forages for bush berries along the Picnic Point shoreline at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a winter sunrise on Dec. 13, 2016. The area is part of UW-Madison's Lakeshore Nature Preserve. In the background, steam rises from the still relatively-warm water of Lake Mendota as the air temperature drops into the single digits. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

UW-Madison Winter Break Dec. 21-Jan. 19

Diversity @ UW-Madison


Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

Community Spotlights

  • Estrin was the first woman elected to the board of IEEE — the world’s largest technical professional organization for technology advancement. COURTESY OF IEEE HISTORY CENTER © IEEE

    UW Women at 150: Computer scientist Thelma Estrin

    By Sam Million-Weaver One of the first people to apply computers in medicine was a University of Wisconsin computer engineering alumna who was born nearly a century ago in 1924. Thelma Estrin was an early pioneer …