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New Sounds of #UWSummer playlist

Listen to this playlist as an ode to UW–Madison Summer Term, from the sights and sounds of campus to the activity and discovery that define summer. With pop, indie rock, hip-hop, EDM, country and more, you’ll find the perfect song for any occasion.

Terrace After Dark: Check out the full lineup of music, movies

Relax at the Memorial Union Terrace and enjoy a series of free live music and film showings all summer long. These events are sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate.

Information on alcohol use at UW-Madison

Get educated about the laws, policies, consequences and expectations related to alcohol use at UW-Madison. See this site to help guide you in making good decisions that are in keeping with your goals and values and will let you have fun without taking unnecessary risks.

Four ways to make the most of your time this summer term

Make the most of the four-week summer term (which started Monday) by participating in fun, relaxing activities, like cooling down at the Summer Term ice cream social or watching movies on the Terrace every Sunday and Monday.

99 things to do in Madison this summer

Let the experts at tell you the most fun things to do in your time off from school this summer, like exploring Madison’s 40+ parks or eating at some of the city’s best restaurants.

Your outlet to the outdoors at UW

Looking to spend time outside this summer? From sailing to paddling, the Wisconsin Union is your outlet to fun outdoor activities at UW. Try everything from yoga classes to sailing lessons.

UW–Madison alums find themselves leading a movement after viral hashtag

Anthony Wright and Brian Allen, seeking a way to publicly celebrate the accomplishments of black graduate students across the country, started the hashtag #BlackandHooded. Then it went viral.

Photo: Graduate in cap and gown holding up diploma cover

Everything you need to know for graduation

Graduation weekend is almost here, so prepare yourself. Dress for cool, rainy weather and remember, no umbrellas in the stadium! This site has everything from seating maps to the programs to details about speaker David Muir. Parking will be tight, but here are some tips.

Meet your new vice chancellor for student affairs

Lori Reesor, who currently serves as vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at Indiana University-Bloomington, will start work July 1 in a new position overseeing a broad portfolio of student services, including the Division of Student Life, Rec Sports, the Wisconsin Union and University Health Services.

Photo: Graduation at Camp Randall

Honoring notable graduates from the class of 2018

From a military veteran to a Truman scholar to the founder of UW’s meme page, the class of 2018 has a wide variety of unique and accomplished graduates. Here’s a snapshot of eight graduates and their stories.