Campus Life Spotlight

Alumni Park opens this weekend

October 6 is the grand opening of Alumni Park, and along with the unveiling are a bunch of events to help you experience the new green space. Attend opening celebrations, nighttime showcases, art activities and guided tours. Or explore the artful exhibits yourself and explore more than 200 alumni and UW-related stories.


Calling all Badgers: HLN to broadcast live from campus sites

If you’re relaxing at the Memorial Union Terrace or tailgating before this weekend’s football game against Northweestern, you could be on national TV. The Headline News (HLN) morning show will report live from Memorial Union Terrace on Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from Union South on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

At ‘Kick Back,’ plenty of fun but deeper bonds, too

A welcome celebration called “Kick Back” brought together students involved in various UW–Madison diversity programs, to have fun and connect. “I feel a really positive vibe here tonight,” one student said. “I hope it carries with us as we walk around this campus spreading our multicultural Badgerism.”

Best views in the Campus area, from the Capitol to SOHE

All around Madison, and even right here on campus, you’ll find a variety of vistas that you’ll want to take in again and again. From the Capitol to Observatory Hill, art museums to the Terrace, there’s no way your eyes will get bored. Here are some of the best views on and around campus.


One down, 11 to go — It’s been a good week for Wisconsin football

After an impressive 59-10 win over Utah State, the Wisconsin Badgers football team will face off against Florida Atlantic at Camp Randall this Saturday. The Badgers stayed at No. 9 in the AP Poll Top 25. Off the field, former Badger defensive end J.J. Watt has raised more than $27 million for his Hurricane Harvey relief fund.

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.

Only a couple more weeks to try out the UW Weaving Lab

At the Weaving Lab, you get the opportunity to learn how to weave for free on five floor looms in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Experience the meditative qualities of weaving, find out more about how weaving connects with math or just learn more about how fabric and textiles are made. The lab is open until Aug. 22.

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.

UW’s sailing team makes the most of a shoestring budget

With an annual budget of just $65,000 and no varsity status, the club sailing team does everything it can to compete against top-tier coastal teams — even if that means traveling 16 hours to attend regattas. Learn more about how the UW sailing team has placed ahead of teams like Harvard, Brown, and the U.S. Naval Academy.


Best selfie spots on campus, according to Bucky

For those of you who want to step up your selfie game, Bucky Badger is here to help. From Camp Randall to Lake Mendota, find out about the best spots to take selfies on UW-Madison’s campus — all tested out by Bucky himself.