Campus Life

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.

Transplanted Badgers give back to campus

Two sons of the Konner family from New York went to UW-Madison, and they thrived as Badgers. Now their parents have established a fund to support the College of Letters & Science Career Initiative and its signature course, Taking Initiative.

Photo: Overhead view of students in lecture hall

Major decision

Geography or journalism? English or environmental studies? At the Majors Fair on Oct. 18, students explored the possibilities on the menu of college life. Here’s what a few L&S students were considering.

Photo: students under tree at Warner Park

Gain real-world experience. Earn course credit. Give back.

Learning doesn’t have to be limited to the classroom. The listing of 40+ spring 2017 Service Learning courses can be found here. These courses get students involved in a hands-on project with a local community partner.

A bold climb that changed the world

Bree Newsome climbed up a pole and removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House on June 17, 2015. She talked to students about activism in Chadbourne Hall this afternoon and this evening at Gordon Dining & Event Center.

Video: the Terrace is BACK!

Grab a chair and soak up the sun on the historic Memorial Union Terrace. Through rainy days, crowds and, yes, construction, the Terrace has remained a favorite spot for anyone looking to enjoy sunny day or beautiful evening.