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McBurney Location and Directions at 702 W. Johnson Street

Location Description & Map

McBurney is located at 702 West Johnson Street, near the northwest corner of Johnson and Lake Streets across from Lot 46, Witte Hall, and Gordon Commons. We are on the second floor in Suite 2104. Visitors can access McBurney via an elevator or staircase in the entrance vestibule, or a second interior elevator that also serves the University Square Building's parking lot (lot entrance is on Lake Street between University and Johnson).

Program Enhancements and New Opportunities

The McBurney Disability Resource Center’s new home at 702 West Johnson is in the heart of the campus student services corridor. Along with the Office of Admission and Recruitment located on the first floor of the building, the new location positions McBurney as part of the campus's "front door" and sends a message of welcome and inclusion that is uniquely UW.

Because the space was an unfinished open structure, the campus was given a unique opportunity to design a home for the McBurney program, practically from the ground up. McBurney students participated in focus groups with Potter Lawson architects in 2009 to provide ideas on how to design a space specifically intended to serve a broad population of people with disabilities. Additionally, the design team visited independent living centers in Milwaukee and Chicago to learn more about universal design features that could be included in the building. Many of these ideas have been incorporated in the physical layout, color choices, way finding elements and furniture selections in the new McBurney home. The space has been designed not only for student clients with disabilities but also staff members working in the program and visitors to the program that have access needs.

New opportunities and benefits the 702 W. Johnson location offers students with disabilities and the campus community include:

  • After-hours access for students to the McBurney Adaptive Technology Lab located within the McBurney suite.
  • Dedicated office space on the McBurney main corridor for Accessibility Advocates student organization and the McBurney Speakers Bureau peer education program. Student members will have access after hours to the Student Activities Office and to the James Graaskamp Conference Room for evening events.
  • The James Graaskamp Conference Room, also located on the McBurney main corridor, is dedicated to Professor James Graaskamp. Professor Graaskamp was one of the primary campus leaders who promoted the creation of the Center and its dedication to Michael McBurney, (BA 1960, JD 1963). The James Graaskamp Conference Room seats up to 20 guests and has enhanced audio/visual capabilities for accessible training and event hosting. The space can be reserved through McBurney for meetings and small scale events upon request.
  • Readily available accessible parking and a Madison Metro Para-transit stop on Lake Street near the front entrance.
  • Proximity to campus partners located in the Student Services Tower (333 East Campus Mall) including University Health Services and Counseling and Consultation Services, Office of Student Financial Aid, Bursar's Office, Student Activity Center, and the Office of the Registrar.

By Madison Metro City Bus

By Car

There is parking in private, campus, and city ramps, as well as nearby on-street metered parking. Visitors are responsible for parking fees.

  1. University Square Ramp - Self service kiosk (enter on Lake Street):
    • Standard, disabled and van-accessible stalls
    • Park in stalls located in the southeast corner of the ramp to reach the McBurney Center and Admissions. Elevator access to 702 W. Johnson is available during business hours. Access to this lot is limited after hours (midnight to 6 a.m.).
  2. UW Lot 46 Ramp - Meters
    • Metered standard and disabled stalls in the lower level of ramp
    • Van accessible stalls are located at the Frances Street entrance (valid DOT disabled permit required)
  3. City of Madison State Street Campus Garage (Lake Street Ramp) Attendant or self service kiosk (two blocks north on Lake Street):
    • Standard, disabled and van-accessible stalls
File last updated: April 13, 2017. 09:04:48 am
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