On UW-Madison campus, School for Workers institutes are offered year-round and last from two to five days. Every program is a high-quality noncredit course taught by university faculty, typically intended for union members, officers, and staff seeking to advance their knowledge and skills. Program topics vary to meet the needs of individual workers, labor movement organizations, and other worker oriented groups.

In concordance with the UW–Madison campus decision and to best support our community, School for Workers faculty and staff are participating in social distancing. We are still available to you remotely and are actively continuing our mission with online sessions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us during this time. To learn more about UW–Madison’s efforts and decisions related to COVID-19, visit View our upcoming online sessions here.

Registration can be completed online here or by calling School for Workers at 608-262-2112. Registration is required two weeks prior to the first class day

Payment is due 14 days before the class start date. Credit card payments can be made over the phone at 608-262-2112 or make a check payable to UW-Madison and mail to School for Workers at:

610 Langdon Street, Room 229 / Madison, WI 53703

Registration payment includes tuition, instructional materials, lunches, and breaks unless otherwise noted in the program description.

Do not include lodging fees in your payments to School for Workers; lodging reservations are made between the individual and the Lowell Center. See more information about lodging.

On-campus programs are held at the Pyle Center, the campus conference center, located at 702 Langdon Street, Madison WI 53706. Learn more about the Pyle Center.

On-campus program participants are responsible for arranging their own lodging. We encourage you to secure your lodging soon after registering for your class to ensure a hotel room for your stay in Madison.

The Lowell Center has a block of rooms available for class participants to reserve from. Please note rooms are released 30 days prior to the class start date. To reserve your room at the Lowell Center call 1.866.301.1753 and state you are registered with School for Workers or click on your class below to access the online room block booking.