When shopping for those on your holiday list this year, don’t forget the many amazing gifts UW–Madison has to offer. We’ve compiled a list of some of the products available for the holiday season.
Doors of UW–Madison
Doorways at UW–Madison help keep doors to learning open.
“Doors of UW–Madison,” features 25 images of iconic entranceways—including to the marble Rathskeller and Washburn Observatory—as well as more modern sites like Grainger Hall and the Biotechnology Center’s glassy facade. View the poster.
The Division of Enrollment Management developed the poster as a special incentive to help support UW–Madison students through the Great People Scholarship Campaign.
The posters can be purchased for $20 at The University Book Store, at its State Street and Hilldale locations. All proceeds go to need-based scholarships.
They can also be purchased by sending a check ($25 includes shipping and handling, $30 for international) along with your name and mailing address to: DEM Posters, 333 East Campus Mall, Madison, WI 53715-1376.
School of Veterinary Medicine holiday card
This holiday season consider giving the animal lovers on your list a gift that really benefits animals. For a suggested $10 donation per card, the School of Veterinary Medicine will send a beautiful, full-color greeting card to recipients of your choosing. Each card includes a message that a donation made to the school in the recipient’s name will benefit projects that improve animal health. This year’s card features a piece, entitled “Sleddoggin’,” by talented local artist Marcia Sparks. Some may recognize her digital pop art style from displays at the Dane County Farmer’s Market and the University Bookstore, among other places.
Order forms for the holiday card can be downloaded on the Veterinary Medicine website, or contact the school’s Office for Advancement at 608-890-0203.
Bucky’s Butchery, UW–Madison Meat Science Laboratory
Bucky’s Butchery, the campus outlet of the CALS meat lab, is providing prime rib roasts and hams for your holiday feast. The last day to order ham is Dec. 7, and be sure to order your prime rib roasts by Dec. 14. Bucky’s Butchery is a student-employed meat processing facility on campus where students cut and process a wide variety of meat products. Just remember—cash or check only at Bucky’s Butchery.
See Bucky's Butchery website for more information on the holiday meat sale.
DoIT Tech Store
If you need a one-stop-shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list, look no further than the DoIT Tech Store. Here you’ll find Apple and Dell computers, MP3 players, anti-virus software, storage media, and so much more. The DoIT Tech Store has such a wide selection, from big-ticket items to stocking stuffers.
All purchases require a valid UW–Madison ID. For a complete list of products and services, visit the DoIT Tech Store website.
University of Wisconsin Foundation
It’s the season of giving, but what to give to the person who has everything? Solve this dilemma by making a donation to UW–Madison on their behalf. Honoring a friend or loved one by giving a gift of any size to the University of Wisconsin Foundation.
Be a part of the Share the Wonderful annual campaign.
You can make donations quickly and easily online and even choose to give to a specific school, college or department. To support students, retain faculty, explore new research possibilities and develop innovative programs throughout the whole campus, a gift to the Chancellor’s Annual Fund is ideal. Information on these donation options and more can be found online at the University of Wisconsin Foundation.
Wisconsin Alumni Association travel, Badger Marketplace
Talk about a stocking stuffer! Give the entire world — or at least the chance to see it — to a special Badger in your life with a Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) travel gift certificate.
Good toward any of the more than 40 worldwide trips offered each year, and multiple athletic tours (including the football Badgers’ upcoming bowl), WAA Travel gift certificates make it easy to share the world. Plus, they come complete with lasting connections to exotic locales and fellow UW alumni and friends. Visit the WAA Travel Adventures web page for the latest tour schedule, and call toll free 888-922-8728 to order your gift certificate.
Want something closer to home? Check out WAA’s Badger Marketplace. Filled with stylish Badger gear like The Red Shirt, a scenic UW calendar, WAA memberships and festive Badger Holiday Cards, the Marketplace is your one-stop shop for the best holiday gifts!
Wisconsin Union Terrace Store
This holiday season, bring the beauty and fun of the Memorial Union Terrace right to your home, or give it to a friend! The Wisconsin Union Terrace Store sells Terrace greeting cards, Terrace embroidered jean shirts, and Terrace license plate frames, just to name a few.
For the true Memorial Union Terrace fanatics on your list, purchase a Terrace chair and table. Terrace furniture is shipped via common carrier. For pick up orders, in the comment section, please provide date and time for desired pick-up at Wisco Industries, 955 Market St., Oregon, WI, 53575. Available pick-up times are Monday thru Friday 7 a.m.–3 p.m. The cost of shipping will be added to your invoice ($65/chair and $120/table). Please allow 6–8 weeks for delivery. View Terrace furniture here.
Babcock Hall Dairy Store
What Wisconsinite wouldn’t love the gift of cheese? If you’re stumped on what to give, the Babcock Hall Dairy Store has a wide selection of award-winning cheeses for your gift-giving pleasure. The pre-packaged cheese boxes are truly delicious and authentic Wisconsin products.
The Babcock Hall Dairy Store also has (for the lactose intolerant people on your holiday shopping list) a variety of other gifts such as Babcock coffee, coffee mugs, baseball caps and reusable shopping totes. Visit the Babcock Hall Dairy Store website for a complete list of what’s available.
Chazen Museum Shop
If you’re in need of a gift for the avid art lover on your list, look no further than the Chazen Museum Shop. It offers books, posters, and cards that support the exhibits and also has jewelry, textiles, and decorative accent pieces. Some pieces even reflect works of art in the permanent collection. Chazen Museum members enjoy a discount at the Museum Shop. Visit the Chazen website to learn more about becoming a member or to shop the Chazen’s gift selection online.
Wisconsin Union gift card
Know someone who loves getting brats from the Memorial Union Brat Stand, burgers at Der Rathskeller, or ice cream at Daily Scoop? A gift card from the Wisconsin Union can be used to purchase all of these. Cards can be purchased for any dollar amount from $10 to $500.
The gift cards can be purchased at the Wiscard Office in Union South and are reloadable at most locations that accept them. For more information, call 608-262-1667 or visit the Wisconsin Union website.
Bucky's Locker Room
Give the gift of warmth this holiday season with cold weather gear from the official UW–Madison online athletic apparel store. Bucky’s Locker Room sells hats, sweatshirts, windbreakers, fleeces and more, all with the Wisconsin logo proudly displayed. Browsing online for a gift is quick and easy because all products are conveniently labeled—you can shop by brand, sport, or apparel category.
Bucky’s Locker Room is committed to providing customers with the largest selection of officially licensed University of Wisconsin merchandise and apparel available. A portion of every purchase goes directly to the athletic department and contributes to the success of all athletes. Visit the website for customer service and a complete list of store locations.
Share the beauty of nature with multiple gift options from the UW–Arboretum. From the Arboretum Bookstore, you can find a variety of nature related books and publications. With over 1,200 books in stock, everyone from researchers to the occasional bird watcher to students will find something that interests them. Along with these items, the Bookstore has Arboretum t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and water bottles available along with an assortment of nature-inspired note cards, decorations and hand puppets for children.
Bookstore profits support Arboretum projects. Members of the Friends of the Arboretum receive a 10 percent discount on regular priced items.
At the Friends of the Arboretum Gift Shop you’ll find even more gift ideas, like gardening tools, animal themed note cards, and luncheon tickets. Visit the UW–Arboretum website for more holiday gift options and details on how to become a member of the Friends of the Arboretum.
Wisconsin Union Theater tickets
For the arts lover on your list, give them tickets to their favorite show from the Wisconsin Union Theater. This season’s schedule includes a variety of acts perform and everyone from music fanatics to Shakespeare die-hards will be grateful you thought of them over the holidays. The Wisconsin Union Theater is located on Lake Mendota right next to the Memorial Union Terrace. It has been hosting renowned performers since 1939. Tickets to all shows at the Wisconsin Union Theater can be purchased online.
Friends of the Geology Museum membership
Know someone who’s fascinated by dinosaurs, rocks and minerals, and meteorites? Give them the gift of exploration and education at the UW–Madison Geology Museum. Although admission is free, purchasing a Friends of the Geology Museum membership gives the recipient extra perks at the museum. Special members only benefits include museum-organized field trips, Behind-the-Scenes Night, “Down to Earth” lecture series, Winter Workshop, and a quarterly family newsletter.
The membership fee aids the Friends of the Geology Museum, a non-profit organization, in helping provide educational outreach around Wisconsin, fund museum-led expeditions, support undergraduate research, and facilitate specimen purchases. Individual annual fees are $25, or you could give something great to your whole family by purchasing a family membership for $40. To becoming a member, complete the downloadable membership form and mail it in or drop it off at the Geology Museum.
The holidays are a stressful time, so show someone you care by giving him or her a massage therapy gift certificate from UHS. Massage can decrease stress, relax the mind and body, diminish pain, decrease depressive and anxious feelings, increase concentration, and promote healthy sleep. Research shows that receiving a massage can improve your sense of well being.
Campus Event Services Office
The holiday season is filled with parties and festivities that bring people together. Let the hardworking staff at the Campus Event Services Office help you plan your next big gathering. They offer a full range of services for the UW–Madison campus and Union members, including event planning, room reservation, assisting with food selection, assisting with technology needs, room setup, and campus facility and outdoor space reservations. Visit the Campus Event Services Office website for more information on pricing and to see all the ways they can with your party-planning needs.
UW Marching Band Store
Share the excitement of game day by giving music lovers on your list UW Marching Band CDs and videos. The Marching Band Store has a variety of CDs that have all the crowd’s favorite tunes, making this gift perfect for parties and tailgating. You can also find UW Marching Band apparel and other fun game day items on the website.
UW Health flowers and gifts
For friends and family that may not be able join holiday gatherings due to illness, send them gifts or flowers from the UW Hospital and American Family Children’s Hospital. The online gift shop has plants, flowers, balloons and stuffed animals. Proceeds from flowers and gifts sold at the online gift shop benefit the UW Hospital and Clinics patients and families.
UW Press has gifts for bookworms of all types. Whether you are shopping for scholars, fiction fans, or Wisconsin friends and family, the University of Wisconsin Press offers hundreds of gift choices available from your favorite booksellers or directly from the UW Press website.
The press is a division of the Graduate School at UW–Madison. Residing within the University's Graduate School, the press draws on and supports the intellectual activities of the Graduate School and its faculty and enhances the university's overall missions of research and instruction.Browse all the titles from the interactive e-catalog for Fall 2012.
2012–13 All Arts card
For the UW–Madison graduate or undergraduate arts fan on your list, the All Arts card is a perfect gift. For $70 you can purchase a 2012–13 All Arts Card that may be redeemed for:
- One University Theatre ticket
- One Wisconsin Union Theater Series event ticket
- One University Opera production ticket
- One University Dance Department production ticket
- Four "Choose Your Own" event tickets
- One “bring-a-friend-along” ticket (some restrictions apply)
To redeem your card for tickets, simply bring it to the Campus Arts Ticketing Office at Vilas Hall Box Office, 821 University Ave.
The All Arts card is available only to UW–Madison graduate and undergraduate students, and a valid student ID is required at the time of card pick up. Ticket redemption is based on availability.
Want to show your love of Badger sports while also giving back to the university? UW Badger Photos is just the gift for you. With many professionally taken photographs to choose from, whether you’re looking for a special play from a football game, a shot of your favorite campus landmark, or an iconic photograph from the past, Replay Photos is bound to have what you want.
What’s even better is a portion of the proceeds from university images goes back to UW–Madison. Products start at around $25, meaning you can find the best gift for the season without breaking the bank.
Premium-quality framing and matting options are also available, and various combinations of photos, frames and mattings may be customized before purchase on the website.
For more information and a complete list of products, visit the Replay Photos website.
UW SWAP (Surplus with a Purpose)
Help reduce your carbon footprint and find an excellent gift by purchasing surplus items from UW SWAP. The program is run by the Business Services-Purchasing department within the UW–Madison and serves all university departments, UW state schools, municipalities, and state of Wisconsin agencies.
The SWAP inventory of surplus household supplies and furniture changes every day with incoming items. Everything from computer, lab, office and household items are offered and always at a low price. Products can be viewed on the SWAP website, the online auction site, or at the SWAP warehouse located at 1061 Thousand Oaks Trail in Verona.
The Learning Store has a variety of gift options for the bookworms on your holiday list. Here you will find publications relating to wildlife, plants and gardens, education, and much more.
In addition to literature, the UW–Extension Learning Store will be selling the 2013 version of its Wildlife Phenology calendar. Phenology is the study of periodic plant and animal life-cycle events in nature that are influenced by climate and seasonal change, such as wildlife emerging from hibernation, birds nesting or migrating, and flowers blooming. This year's calendar focuses on nocturnal animals.
The Learning Store is the publishing unit of UW–Extension and Cooperative Extension, a division of the University of Wisconsin. To order publications, call 877-947-7827 toll-free or go to the Learning Store website.
UW Holiday Cookies
Too busy to bake? Let University Housing’s dining staff come to your rescue.
Their delicious traditional holiday cookies are now on sale – attractively boxed to give as gifts, or ready to enjoy with your co-workers, students, friends, or family.
The popular Holiday Treat Box holds three dozen assorted cookies ($8.50 tax included). An elegant hard-sided gift box that ties with a white ribbon, the Premium Gift Box holds five dozen cookies ($16.50, tax included) – the premium box makes a classy gift for anyone who likes cookies or likes to share them with others.
Holiday cookies are available while supplies last. If you plan to buy a number of boxes you may want to call ahead to the dining room you plan to visit, to make sure they have enough on hand. The cookies typically sell out before final exams.
Large quantities elegantly arranged on trays for department parties can also be ordered through University Housing Catering at 262-5577.
Visit the University Housing website for dining room hours and pickup locations or to contact the staff to request a larger order.
UW–Madison, Then and Now
This $10 poster, produced by the State Cartographer’s Office, uses historic photography to show how the UW–Madison campus has changed over time. The poster blends a modern color photograph from July 2, 2010, with a historic black-and-white photograph from July 6, 1937. The photographs show the campus at almost exactly the same date, but across a span of 73 years. The poster highlights the dramatic changes that have occurred on campus and the surrounding community over this time period. This poster is available for purchase from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey — in person at 3817 Mineral Point Road, on the Wisconsin Geological Survey website, or by phone at 608-263-7389.