BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
UW-Madison was founded in 1848 by a clause in the Wisconsin Constitution that provided for “a State University, at or near the seat of state government.” It is one of the nation’s first land-grant universities and the first public university in Wisconsin. Later, UW-Madison was joined by three other institutions in the former University of Wisconsin System, and in 1971 it became the flagship institution in the merged University of Wisconsin System. It is one of two UW System doctoral institutions, classified as a RU/VH Research University (very high research activity).
As one of America’s great universities, and the largest institution within UW System, UW-Madison maintains a strong research emphasis across a wide array of academic disciplines.
Originally sited on the “second hill” and facing the state capitol on the “first hill,” the main campus has grown to 936 acres on a spectacular setting with more than three miles of lakefront. Natural areas, historic landscapes and buildings, and public spaces create striking first impressions and lasting memories. Non-contiguous landholdings include a number of nature and conservancy areas, and agricultural research stations throughout the state. The University Research Park, a non-profit corporation, owns and operates three research park sites on the far west side of Madison and one site on the near east side.
2019-21 Capital Budget Projects
|2019-21 ENUMERATION REQUESTS|
|Bascom Hill/Lathrop Dr Util Repl, Ph II||$20,076,000||$14,660,000||$5,416,000||$0||$0||$0|
|Sellery Hall Addition & Renovl||$78,811,000||$0||$59,108,000||$19,703,000||$0||$0|
|Veterinary Medicine Addn & Renov||$128,103,000||$88,656,000||$0||$0||$38,000,000||$1,447,000|
|Gymnasium Natatorium Repl||$126,391,000||$0||$91,991,000||$0||$34,400,000||$0|
|Kohl Center Addition & Renov||$48,074,000||$0||$33,974,000||$4,100,000||$10,000,000||$0|
|Camp Randall Stad Renov/Field House||$77,646,000||$0||$68,046,000||$6,600,000||$3,000,000||$0|
|2019-21 PLANNING AND 2021-23 ADVANCE ENUMERATION REQUEST|