Rec Well is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.
About the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Since its founding in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students, staff, and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. With the Wisconsin Idea as our guiding principle, we're not only changing the 936 acres we call home--Badgers are also creating a better future for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.
With a population of 255,000, Madison, WI has small town feels and big city amenities. ...One of only two major U.S. cities built on an isthmus, Madison is nestled between 15,000 acres of lakes and has an extensive network of parks and 200+ miles of biking trails. Madisonians enjoy the city's rich culture, which revolves around a keen appreciation for the food, arts, and recreation. The city is consistently recognized as a great place to live:
> #4 Fittest City in the U.S. -- ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020
> #1 Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance -- smartasset.com, 2020
> #3 Top 100 Best Places to Live -- Livability.com, 2019
> #2 Most Walkable Cities -- Expedia, 2018
> One of the Best Small Cities in America -- National Geographic, 2018
> #15 Best Public Schools in the U.S. -- US News, 2018
> #5 Best Places to Live for Quality of Life -- US News, 2020