In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW-Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.
Hillel at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to over 5,000 Jewish students on campus and provides programs and activities for the campus community at large. Our building is located in the heart of the UW campus and downtown Madison and provides a home and support to over 30 independent student organizations.
Every expression of Jewish life is represented: religious, cultural, political, traditional and alternative. Hillel enables University of Wisconsin Jewish students to have a voice in their community - one that helps them maintain their ties to Judaism.
The UW Hillel works at many levels to engage today's Jewish students on their own terms. By offering a diverse range of creative and innovative programs, organizations and activities, we hope to provoke them to become involved in Jewish life. It is our hope that they will choose to celebrate and explore their Jewish identities in ways that are meaningful and appealing to them. Our programs are held in dormitories, in the public spaces on campus and at Hillel as our staff strives to meet students in their own environments and comfort zones.