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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison August 2, 2017

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Consider paying for tuition through BadgerPay

To make paying tuition and fees more convenient, the UW-Madison Bursar's Office is giving students the opportunity to sign up for a payment plan. Called BadgerPay, the payment plan allows students to pay for tuition and fees through regularly scheduled payments. Learn more about this new payment option.

Tips for watching the Perseid meteor shower

When you're in Madison there's one thing you rarely see: the stars. This makes it challenging to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower, but we have some tips for you. From places to camp to spots in the city where the meteors might be visible, find out how you can catch a glimpse as they shoot across the night sky.

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Moving days — here’s what you need to know

Now that it's August, the lease on your apartment is probably going to be up soon. Instead of throwing out your extra clothes or leaving your unwanted futon on a curb somewhere, donate it! Here's a list of nearby locations that accept donations. Also, be careful of what you pick up on the curb.

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Campus Life

Find out where five Badgers spent their summers abroad

While many UW students are at home with family or taking classes in Madison, others are spread all across the world. This summer there were 622 students studying abroad in 48 different countries. Read more about where five students studied and what they learned.

Looking back on Lori Berquam’s past 10 years

Lori Berquam has been the dean of students for 10 years now. In that time her goal has been to make UW-Madison a "small place with a big heart." Hear from Berquam about how she has strived to accomplish that and what her goals are for the future.

My Favorite Things

Four unique summer courses

Summer is a great time to try a course that's different and unique. Whether learning about Manga, video games or the musical "Hamilton," UW-Madison students had the opportunity to take some interesting one-of-a-kind classes this summer. Here are four you might not know about.

Top 10 summer courses with highest enrollment

From Organic Chemistry to Mystery and Crime Fiction, UW-Madison offered a variety of courses this summer — some more popular than others. Find out the what the 10 classes with the highest enrollment were.


UW-Madison ranks No. 1 for ‘best health services’

University Health Services was recognized as the best health services in the nation for the second year in a row, according to the Princeton Review. UHS beat out 381 other colleges and universities across the country.