Services, guidance, and assistance for students to independently and robustly participate in the activities they want to at UW-Madison.

UW-Madison values the contributions of each person and respects the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities and opinions enrich the university community.

It takes all of us to achieve the university’s mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background.


The McBurney Disability Resource Center is the office for students with disabilities requesting academic, housing, and other accommodations at UW-Madison. Below are just some of the services or accommodations affiliated students may receive:

Thinking about attending UW-Madison?

McBurney Disability Resource Center staff provide prospective students with disabilities and their families with information about disability-related services and accommodation processes at UW-Madison in a 30 minute group session.  Staff are also available after the session for individual questions.

Topics covered include

  • Documentation requirements
  • Accommodation eligibility
  • Timelines and resources

Register for an information session

More information for prospective students

  • Examples of accommodations
  • Disclosing a disability on your application
  • Options once you’re admitted

Information for prospective students

Accommodations and appeals

The McBurney Disability Resource Center works collaboratively with students and the university to provide reasonable accommodations. Learn more about the accommodation process as well as appeal rights available to students.

Accommodations & appeals for Students