UniverCity Year Snapshot

UniverCity Year (UCY) connects Wisconsin communities and campus resources to solve local challenges. Our goal is to make better places together.  The program is a three-year, four-step process that puts Wisconsin cities, towns, villages, and counties first. At the same time, students gain high-impact learning experiences. It’s truly the Wisconsin Idea in action.

Watch these videos to learn more about how UCY can support community-identified goals, connect UW-Madison faculty and students to real-world projects, and put the Wisconsin Idea into practice.

To learn more about UniverCity Year, visit our partnership page. View the UCY communities here.

Learn more about what the UniverCity Year (UCY) program can do for communities, students, and faculty in this video.

Make the Wisconsin Idea come to life by partnering with UniverCity Year (UCY) and working with communities across the state.

Read the 2022 UniverCity Year report! 

The 2022 UniverCity Year report showcases three partners: Marathon County, Racine County, and the Village of Waunakee.

UCY completed 63 community-based projects, including 11 independent research projects, that engaged 321 students, 23 community project leads, and 38 faculty, instructional staff, and researchers from nine UW-Madison schools and colleges. UCY also worked with two UW System institutions: UW-Green Bay and UW-Parkside.



To get involved, please contact Managing Director Gavin Luter at gavin@cows.org.