Campus Resources

All CESSI participants are considered UW-Madison special students for the duration of the summer and have access to many of the university’s resources. Below are some of the resources students may wish to take advantage of while at CESSI:

Child Care Resources

The Office of Child Care and Family Resources lists child care services at UW-Madison and in the community.

International Student Services

ISS provides visa and other support for international students.

McBurney Disability Resource Center

Contact the McBurney Center as early as possible if you think you might need special accommodations, such as for taking tests or meeting assignment deadlines.

Recreational Sports

CESSI students have free access to many UW-Madison athletic facilities.


Parking is limited at UW-Madison, but the university is very accessible by bus or bike. More information about picking up your free student bus pass can be found here.

Additionally, check out this guide for renting bikes in Madison. We recommend participating in the Red Bike Project, which allows UW-Madison students and staff to rent a bike for free for as long as you need it.*

*Requires a $100 deposit that will be returned to you when you return the bike. This program runs on a first-come, first-serve basis.

University Health Services & Student Health Insurance

UHS provides a variety of services for students, including mental health services. Through UHS, both international and domestic students can purchase the student health insurance plan (SHIP) for the duration of the summer.