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How to take in the solar eclipse: Tips from UW Space Place

Since this is the first time in almost 100 years that there will be a total solar eclipse, you don’t want to miss it. The eclipse will take place Monday, Aug. 21. Make sure you know how to watch — without the right eyewear you can cause serious damage to your eyes.

Program helps new international students adjust to Badger life

A new program gives first-year international students a chance to acclimate to UW–Madison before the full school year starts, with activities such as a scavenger hunt and a visit to Target.

What a summer it was! Time to get ready for fall

The final week of summer term is upon us. Here’s hoping you enjoyed learning, but still got lots of sun. Now it’s time for a break —  The Weekly will return Aug. 30, during move-in week. Classes start Sept. 6. On, Wisconsin!

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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.

Summer Term’s hands-on learning experiences

From legislative internships to rural health clinics, this year’s summer courses provide ample opportunity for students to engage in learning-by-doing. Here are eight examples of hands-on education outside the classroom.

Meet the Badger football team!

Before the Wisconsin football season starts, don’t miss your chance to meet this year’s team and head coach Paul Chryst. Head over to Camp Randall Friday from 6-8 p.m. to get autographs, photos and a complimentary team poster. Admission is free.

So long, SERF! Workout options during the reno

As the SERF closes Aug. 18 for demolition and reconstruction, a new fitness center will open in Ogg and changes will be made to the Natatorium to help students stay active. Find out more about the upcoming changes.

#UWsummer day shows campus is humming in the heat

UW-Madison’s campus is busier than ever during the Summer Term with classes, research, athletics and more. On Tuesday, we documented all that was happening in Badgerland, with plenty of help from you. Check out the day in this video recap!