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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison August 30, 2017

Be in the Know

From Dean Berquam: Welcome! You belong here

In her welcome message, Dean Lori Berquam reflects on how cancer taught her to embrace opportunities – and how you can apply that in your time on campus. Try on many hats, she says, and know that whatever hat you wear, you belong here. Video: Lori's many hats

Let’s be clear: On game day, leave your opaque bag at home

At the Badgers' home opener Friday, plenty will be the same — Jump Around, Sweet Caroline and Varsity — but there will be one big difference: the new clear bag policy. Fans are encouraged not to bring a bag, but if you do, it has to be small or see-through.

Photo: Becky Frielich high-fives Bucky Badger

Wisconsin Welcome, Convocation, and all you need to know on campus

New on campus? We've planned plenty of Wisconsin Welcome events for you. Details and other essential campus info are available through the UW Guide app and via the web. DoIT offers its top 10 tech tips. And Chancellor Blank will officially greet you at the Chancellor's Convocation on Tuesday.

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Badger Fest! Wednesday, September 6

Kick off the new school year at Badger Fest! Sample some of Madison’s latest fashions, tastes, and technology. Free give-a-ways and product samples.

Campus Life

Tune into WSUM’s live concerts every Friday

Every Friday at 3 p.m. student radio station WSUM hosts two live bands in its studio at the Student Activities Center. The program, called Live@WSUM, aims to connect the community with local artists. Stop by the SAC to check out the show, tune into FM 91.7 or read more about the live program.

Since you’ve been gone: 9 things that changed this summer

While you've been away, UW–Madison has been bustling with activity. From new courses to construction advancements, a lot has changed on campus this summer. Here are nine things you should know before starting your semester.


Babcock ice cream

Share your Wiscopinion – and win free stuff!

Every student has a Wiscopinion, right? We want to hear what you think – and we're giving away free stuff! This week's topic: your favorite Babcock ice cream flavor. Check back next week for the results. One student will win a $25 gift certificate (one entry per student).

Pro Tips

Photo: Metro bus

How to get around campus — bikes, buses and feet

Because of limited parking, students are encouraged to walk, bike and use the campus/city bus system. You're eligible for the ASM bus pass which provides unlimited, free access to all city bus routes. Campus bus routes 80, 81, 82 and 84 are free to all.