Why we love Winter

What about the weather?

You may be concerned that the Wisconsin winters will be a challenge. Cold weather can be fun if you’re prepared! It’s easy to stay warm if you follow these simple tips:

  • Wear a warm coat that reaches your knees or lower
  • Wear snow boots or warm waterproof boots when snow is on the ground
  • Keep a scarf, gloves, sunglasses and a hat that covers your ears in your bag
  • Consider ice cleats if you need more traction

It’s also good to familiarize yourself with the Madison Metro bus schedule and stop locations (students get an unlimited pass). There are a couple of bus stops next to the Chemistry complex, where you can hop off, cross the street and head indoors – and Union South, just a block away, offers fireplaces  for a cozy coffee break.