The brand new Wisconsin App (aka Mobile UW) is a set of essential tools for students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The app covers the basics of campus life for Badgers using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Keep up to date on news, events and sports. Or find your way around campus on foot, car or by Madison Metro bus. Or watch campus video content, along with other handy features.


Campus map: Navigate the UW-Madison campus. View all locations of a type, such as libraries, parking (campus and public) and visitor attractions. Or see detailed information about a location, including walking and driving directions from your current location.

Campus buses: Find Madison Metro route and schedule information on the go. Find stops near your current location or by bus stop number and see when buses are scheduled to arrive at a specific stop.

Directory: Lookup campus directory information on your phone. Search for a person by first or last name and save that person’s contact information in your iPhone’s Contacts app. Call, e-mail or view a map of that person’s office location.

News: Keep up to date with university news. Read features, news for students and employees or news by topics such as research, learning or student life.

Events: Look up events by category, date or map location. See what’s happening near you by viewing the day’s events highlighted on the campus map. Get the details for any event, as well as walking or driving directions from your current location.

Athletics: Stay up to date with the latest Badgers news and results. View news and blog updates, team schedules and scores and video features.

Video: View campus video content, including Big Ten Network academic programming, teaching and learning stories and research profiles and projects.

Campus safety: Stay safe with emergency contact information for SAFEWalk, SAFERide cab and SAFEride bus programs; UW Police (Non-Emergency), University Health Services Crisis Line, and the Division of Student Life.

Learn@UW: Access Course content on the go!

MyUW: Stay connected to UW.

What's New

Version 2.1.1

*** NOTE: If you are having problems with anything, including Bus, contact us through About App or email with your device, iOS version, and a description of the problem you are experiencing. We want to help! ***

New in 2.1.1:

- Fixed crash in Bus app on iOS 8.x
- Fixed menu transparency issue on some iPads

New in 2.1:

- Major updates to Bus app, based on your feedback!
-- Completely redesigned route menu and recent routes
-- See more information for real time and scheduled arrivals (tap right under the pin!)
-- See real time bus locations on map for the selected route!
-- Or, tap the route in the real time schedule to see the bus!

- All new Campus Map look and feel
-- New, easier-to-read maps with more information
-- New real time information for B-cycle and public parking
-- All new map features are available in the Bus app, too!

- Preserves your NetID logins across authenticated apps
-- No need to re-login to MyUW, Learn@UW, and others
-- Respects your login sessions unless you quit the app
-- Certain features may require re-entering your password

- New mobile-friendly view for UW Athletics
-- Integrated new mobile web presence
-- Option to install or switch to the new Badger Gameday app for more in-depth coverage of UW Athletics

- New mobile-friendly view for Wisconsin Union

- Bug fixes and performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Problems? Suggestions? Reach out to us!


We'd love to help. Go to About App, and contact will get a personal response and we will engage with you directly to figure out what's wrong, or what you'd like to see improved, or work differently. Thanks!

News is hard to navigate/read

Not news friendly

Was looking for a place to read/peruse UW news other than via email.... this is not it. Background photo makes it difficult to read the text, and there isn't one category that allows you to scroll through ALL news stories, which is desirable since news stories often could be categorized multiple ways.

Terrible Bus App


The bus app is inferior to other alternatives. Besides the unfriendly ui, the real-time bus tracking fails to update quick enough to be useful and often lists buses that never actually arrive or have long-since departed. UW Bus and Transit MDR offer faster, more accurate tracking that rarely have these errors. I highly recommend those alternatives to students who are tired of being late.


University of Wisconsin-Madison
33.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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