Downtown Education Center Services Available

Campus Administration & Student Services

Room D116
Phone (608) 258-2300
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm
Stop in with any question or to make counseling or academic advising appointments.


Adult Basic Education/School of Academic Advancement

Room D209
Phone (608) 258-2440

  • Review or improve basic education skills in most academic subject areas
  • Get help with study skills, basic computer literacy skills, job seeking skills and prep for high school completion options
  • Individualized, small and large group and computer-assisted instruction
  • Convenient class options - semester-long or short-term - to fit your schedule


Adult Learning Center

Room D237
Phone (608) 258-2440

  • One-on-one and group assistance with ESL and basic skills math, reading, and writing classes
  • Stop in!


Barber/Cosmetology Salon

Room D029
Phone (608) 258-2404

  • Look great at incredible prices!
  • Professional care for hair, skin and nails!
  • Services provided by students and supervised by a licensed professional.


Bus Passes, Madison Metro

Room D125
Phone (608) 246-6224

  • The semester bus pass is a ticket to ride Madison Metro buses while enrolled at Madison College!
  • Show BOTH your OneCard and your Bus Pass to ride Madison Metro Buses.


Campus Connect Program

Room D007
Phone (608) 663-6190

  • Support services to students with disabilities who are concurrently enrolled in a Madison Metropolitan School District high school and Madison College.
  • Call for more information!


Campus Store

Room D142
Phone (608) 258-2417
Academic Year Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:30pm
Please call for Summer Hours (608) 258-2300 

  • Everything you need to make your day at school complete!
  • Free delivery site for textbooks ordered through the college's online system.
  • Outlet for Madison Metro Bus System tickets and U.S. Postal Service stamp booklets.
  • Buy a fresh-brewed Steep 'n Brew cup of coffee!
  • Helpful, friendly staff provide fast and reliable service.


Child and Family Center

Room D319
Phone (608) 258-2424

  • Safe, high-quality care for your child providing warmth, security and respect.
  • Committed, caring, passionate, licensed professionals.
  • Accredited by the City of Madison; 5 star YoungStar Provider.



Computer Labs for Students

  • Computers & printer in the Library (Room D135)
  • Computers & printer in Cafeteria (Room D231)


Conference Center / Room Reservations

Rooms D232, D234, D240
Phone (608) 246-6338 



Continuing Education / Non-degree Classes

Phone (608) 258-2301

  • Never stop learning! Over 400 course options available through out the year.
  • Enhance your career, empower employees and explore new personal interests.
  • Convenient locations throughout Dane County.
  • Learn more at the Continuing Education website.
  • Register today!


English as a Second Language

Room D209
Phone (608) 258-2440

  • Get college or career ready!
  • For non-native English speaking adults who wish to improve English oral, reading and writing skills.
  • Communicate in English in day-to-day life and work situations.
  • Structured classroom and lab settings.
  • Instruction draws on audio, computer, workbook and conversational materials and some off-campus activities (such as fieldtrips).


Enrollment & Information Center

Room D116
Phone (608) 258-2300
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

  • Get registered at Madison College.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable assistance with admissions, financial aid and tuition and fee payments.


Fitness, Health and Recreation Center

Room D020
Phone (608) 258-2399

  • Student, staff and community memberships available!
  • Weight training, aerobic exercise equipment, locker rooms and showers.


High School Completion Center

Room D201
Phone (608) 258-2440

  • Get college and career ready!
  • High school completion options for adults (General Education Diploma (GED) or the High School Equivalency Development (HSED))
  • Special focus on 5.09 HSED program and curriculum



Rooms D135 & D125
Phone (608) 258-2499

  • Smart information for the real world!
  • Student computer lab & printer available.
  • Reference and reading books, magazines and other periodicals.
  • Special materials reserve by instructors.



Room D109
Phone (608) 246-6224

  • FREE to students currently enrolled.
  • Present a photo ID to the Student Life Office in D109. 
  • Lockers equipped with a combination padlock.
  • Special locks available for visually impaired students.


School of Academic Advancement

Room D209
Phone (608) 258-2440

  • Downtown is the home base for the School of Academic Advancement.
  • Find advisors, instructors and administrators dedicated to providing quality education to a diverse population.
  • Helping students accomplish their personal goals, complete their high school education, prepare for college or boost their earning power.


Shuttle, Campus-to-Campus


Student Achievement Center

Room D125

  • Academic support to help students do their best!
  • Peer and supplemental instruction in courses like math, history, English, Spanish, etc.
  • Stop in!


Student Activities/Student Life

Room D109
Phone (608) 246-6224

  • Advocating for all Madison College students!
  • Guiding students' educational and personal growth through opportunities to apply what they've learned in the classroom or challenging them to explore new possibilities.
  • Get involved today!


Student ID (OneCard)

Room D109
Phone (608) 246-6224

  • Identification card for Madison College students.
  • Needed to access fitness centers (Downtown and Truax), Madison College libraries, discount at Truax Cafeteria, and with a bus pass, free rides on Madison Metro.



Room D233

  • Located near the student lounge on second floor.
  • Microwaves, vending machines, and computer stations are available for students.
  • Soda, coffee and select food options.


Writing Center

Room D131
Phone (608) 258-2456
**Call for an appointment**

  • Become a more effective, confident, and successful writer!
  • Convenient access! Face-to-face, online and group options. 
  • Guidance at any stage, from prewriting to drafting to editing.
  • Working collaboratively with writers to help build transferable writing and research skills.