Policies and Guidelines

Drone/Unmanned Aircraft (UA) Use on Campus

At this time, it is not permissible for individual students, staff or outside entities to operate unmanned aircraft/drones on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, interiors or exteriors.  This is due to both Federal Aviation Association requirements, and risk management/liability issues.

Exceptions may be made for official institutional use or research/teaching use; those instances will be managed through the office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.

UWPD and other law enforcement agencies (including but not limited to City of Madison Fire Department, City of Madison Police Department, or other first responders) are exempt from these guidelines.

For questions, please contact Tricia Nolan at 608/265-9005 or tricia.nolan@wisc.edu.