Campus Safety

three students walk away from photographer on the sidewalk at dusk
SAFEwalk staff escort a University of Wisconsin-Madison student to a campus location at night on Sept. 1, 2016. SAFEwalk is a free campus service that provides trained, two-person walking escorts throughout the main campus, with the exception of the UW Hospital and Eagle Heights areas on the far west side. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

The city of Madison and the UW-Madison campus community are strongly committed safety. Although campus and the city of Madison are quite safe, UW-Madison still wants to ensure that students have access to a number of resources to further protect students on and around campus. These resources include:

University of Wisconsin Police Department (UWPD) serves as our campus police force and works in conjunction with the City of Madison police force. The UWPD is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need them.

WiscAlerts and electronic Crime Warnings serve as our campus emergency alert system provided by UWPD to inform the campus community of any emergency situations by phone and email.

Badger Watch, a volunteer program, provides free training to students and campus staff about safety issues on campus and tips to keep yourself safe.

SAFEwalk is a free nightly service that sends student employees to accompany you home from anywhere on campus.

Nighttime campus bus service can also help you to get home after a long night of studying in the library.

Lightway Walking Paths are a network of well-lighted paths for pedestrians.

Emergency Telephones are placed throughout campus (over 60 currently in place) and connect instantly to the local emergency operator.

Office of Cybersecurity at UW-Madison offers guides and training to help students prevent identity theft and other online scams.