Campus Life

Compete in the 100-Hour Challenge to win $400

Use your entrepreneurial skills to build a creative and useful product out of surplus university equipment. The contest runs from Nov. 9-13, so you have one weekend to make something amazing and create a video about it. Check out the promo video to learn more.

Get involved with the campus music scene

Whether attending a concert, joining a music group or helping with productions, there’s a lot of ways to get involved with music at UW–Madison. Beyond going to live shows, you can join choirs, bands, orchestras or the student radio station. Learn more about how to get involved.

LGBT Campus Center celebrates 25 years

For the 25th anniversary of the LGBT Campus Center, the month of October will be filled with festivities. The celebration began last week on National Coming Out Day. Watch for events throughout the rest of October.

Video: A message from the new ISS Director

Meet new International Student Services Director and Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Roopa Rawjee. Rawjee says she’s here to help international students adjust to the American way of life. Check out what she has to say and learn about ISS resources.

Wiscopinion: What’s the best student section in Camp Randall?

Tell use your Wiscopinion for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the University Bookstore! Last week we asked you about how you met your best friend — most of you met your friends in University Housing. This week, we want to know what the best student section is in Camp Randall.

Want to earn money and show off our campus?

Campus and Visitor Relations is hiring students to serve as tour guides to lead tours and as information guides to help students, visitors and others with information. Starting salary is $10/hour with opportunities for advancement. Apply by Oct. 10.

Wiscopinion: What’s your favorite colored terrace chair?

Cast your vote for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Student Union! Last week we asked you about your favorite 5th quarter jam — you picked “Hey Baby.” See the full results here. This week we’re wondering what color chair you prefer to sit in at the Terrace. What’s your Wiscopinion?

Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy discussions planned

This year’s Go Big Read book “Hillbilly Elegy” tells a story of rising from poverty and touches on major issues such as opioid addiction, access to education, and the pursuit of the American dream. Discuss these topics and more at the Keynote Event Oct. 9 in Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.

Since you’ve been gone: 9 things that changed this summer

While you’ve been away, UW–Madison has been bustling with activity. From new courses to construction advancements, a lot has changed on campus this summer. Here are nine things you should know before starting your semester.

What do you like best about Summer Term?

From being able to balance work and class to a relaxing campus atmosphere, UW students had a variety of different reasons for liking summer term. Hear from six of your fellow Badgers about what they liked most about spending a summer in Madison.