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The University of Wisconsin-Madison receives a high volume of public records requests. We will get to your request as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

To submit a public records request for the University of Wisconsin-Madison please click on the link below.

The university will process your request according to Wisconsin’s Public Records Law Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31-19.39. As required, we will respond to your request as soon as is practicable and without delay, and will provide you with a response as quickly as possible.

If there is a cost to fulfill the request, we will inform you of the cost and will need prepayment to begin the response. Wis. Stat.§ 19.35(3)(c). This does not guarantee that records will be found or that you will receive all the information requested. Certain information may be redacted from the documents you receive, or withheld in their entirety according to the law. Please refer to the statute.

If your request for documents is denied or documents redacted, we will provide you with a written explanation of the grounds for denial or redaction.

Some questions or requests for information, such as those related to campus operations, enrollments, budget, faculty experts and reactions to local and higher education news, can be answered without submitting a public records request by contacting University Communications at (608) 262-3571, or