Tag Visiting campus
A day in the life of a student tour guide, the red-polo-wearing ambassador for thousands of campus visitors
Often the first point of contact between the UW and the roughly 80,000 people who visit it each year, student tour guides wear many hats: trivia savants, de facto university ambassadors, academic advisors, elementary school teachers and dad joke connoisseurs.
The office manages campus tours and visits, the Parent and Family Program, the Speakers Bureau, Bucky’s Classroom, Campus Area Housing and other information programs.
Nancy Hoffman, an experienced administrator who has played a key role in campus tour, parent, off-campus housing, and information programs, has worked in the unit since 1996.
Nick Gonzales, a member of the UW–Madison Division of Campus and Visitor Relations staff, has been selected for the “Rising Star” award by the Campus Information and Visitor Services Association (CIVSA).
At a campus with more than 64,000 students, faculty and staff, 936 acres, and hundreds of departments, have you ever felt that finding an answer to your campus-related question was like looking for a needle in a haystack?