Campus Life

Opening the nation’s wild places to all

America’s national and state parks, forests and preserves are there for all, but not everyone takes advantage of them. A summer course, “Outdoors for All,” explores efforts to make outdoor recreation and environmental conservation more inclusive.

Opening the nation’s wild places to all

National and state parks, forests, and wildness areas are for everyone in the U.S., but minority populations use them less often. A new summer course called Outdoors for All will examine why this “adventure gap” exists and how to make things more inclusive.

 

Last chance to register for summer intramurals!

Rec Sports is offering leagues for flag football, basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball and ultimate frisbee. Be among the first to play at the brand new Near West turf fields and try to earn that championship shirt you’ve always wanted. Purchase a summer IM pass for $5 and get access to all sports. Register before 11:45 p.m. tonight!

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RecSports updates: Register for summer sports, new field open

To enjoy the most of UW’s summer sports opportunities, stay up to date with RecSports. Registration is now open for all summer intramurals! Make sure to sign up before Tuesday, June 13 at 12 a.m. Another way to get your summer sports fix is at the newly opened Near West field, located directly west of the Nat.

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Get familiar with summer hours

Most places on campus have different hours during the summer. Make sure you know when things are open! Click the following links to find out the summer hours for UW’s dining halls, libraries, gyms and unions.

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A look at campus diversity efforts

From Our Wisconsin to the first-ever campus climate survey, a lot has happened this year to promote a more welcoming, inclusive campus community. Vice Provosts Lori Berquam and Patrick J. Sims reflect on the progress and the work still to come.

Speaker: You have to be your own ignition

“I’ve learned to be kind since moving to Madison because everyone in this community is really friendly. And being friendly can go a long way,” says Martin Weiss, one of Saturday’s commencement speakers.

Coming soon: More space by the Terrace

The Wisconsin Alumni Association has announced the new opening date for Alumni Park. This new green space between Memorial Union and the Red Gym, hugging the shore of Lake Mendota, will officially open to campus and the community Friday, Oct. 6.

Badgers excel at Villanova’s military excellence competition

The UW-Madison Naval ROTC Battalion attended the 2017 Villanova Military Excellence Competition on April 8 in Philadelphia, placing fifth overall out of 18 teams. Read more »

From Ecuador to Kenya, student group helps out around the globe

Through the Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace, students collaborate with artisans around the world to share their stories, sell their products and reinvest profits in their communities. Read how this organization creates a global difference.