Verona Operations administers UW-Madison’s Receiving and Delivery, Warehousing, and Surplus Property operations and is comprised of two programs – Material Distribution Services (MDS) and Surplus with a Purpose (SWAP). Both programs are part of the Purchasing Services department within the Division of Business Services.

Location and hours


Our facility is located just south of the HWY 18/151 Exit 79 in Verona. There is a large UW Crest on the side of the building, making it easy to find from either Thousand Oaks Trail, or American Way.


UW Madison Verona Operations MDS/SWAP
1061 Thousand Oaks Trail
Verona, WI 53593

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Please note: Verona Operations closes on State-observed holidays.

Materials Distribution Services (MDS)

The MDS receiving dock accepts parcel and palletized deliveries Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The MDS dock is located on the south side of the facility and carriers should use one of the bays #4 through #8, which are easily accessed by using the south parking lot entrance.

Surplus with a Purpose (SWAP)

Auction payments & merchandise pick-up are available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Merchandise pick-up is located at the northeast corner of the building. When entering the main parking lot from Thousand Oaks Trail, pick-up is to the left at the bay #2 overhead door. Please ring the doorbell next to the walk-in door for service.