My Favorite Things

A look back at 2017 through our favorite photos

It was an emotional year at UW–Madison. We mourned, we celebrated. We looked forward to the expected and delighted in things we didn’t see coming. University Communications photographers capture these emotions every day, and each year we ask them to share their favorites. Here they are.

Wiscopinion: What are you most looking forward to over break?

Last week we asked you about how you deal with setbacks — most of you turn to your friends, family, co-workers or members of your community. This week we want to know what you’re most looking forward to over winter break. What’s your Wiscopinion?

Wiscopinion: What do you do when you face a setback?

Last week we asked you what is stressing you the most now, and you said exams and papers and time management. This week, we want to know what you most commonly do when you face a setback or challenge.

Sponsored: A partnership built on helping others achieve

American Family’s pledge of $40 million over 10 years supports UW academics, research, athletics, and charitable activities. Our alliance with American Family also provides UW students, faculty, and staff with discounts on insurance products.

It’s a big world out there — get a taste of it at International Education Week

International Education Week is Nov. 12-19. Celebrate the people, research, partnerships, and programs that make UW-Madison an international university. Check the schedule for fairs, special lectures, performances, films, and more.

Wiscopinion: What is the best, lesser known, study spot?

Answer our weekly poll for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the University Bookstore! Last week we asked you about your favorite Halloween treat, and chocolate took first place by far. This week, we want to know what is the best, lesser known, campus study spot.

Adaptive Fitness offers opportunities for everyone

Gym 6 at the Natatorium is a special place for many who have suffered injuries or illness and are improving their physical skills again. It also is a place that teaches students how to work with a diverse group of people – and that you don’t have to be an athlete to work out.

Video: What’s the weirdest thing in your backpack?

From empty dog poop bags to fish hooks, toothpaste to smooshed granola bars, students have some pretty random stuff within their backpacks. Hear from students on the street about their own weirdest items.

Wiscopinion: What’s your favorite thing about fall?

Answer our weekly poll for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Student Union! Last week we asked you what the best student section was — you picked O. This week, we want to know what your favorite thing about October is. What’s your Wiscopinion?

Photo: Student on couch using laptop computer

Wiscopinions: What’s your go-to show for late night binge watching?

Last week we asked you about ice cream — your favorites were Chocolate Peanut Butter and Orange Custard Chocolate Chip. See the full results here. This week we’re wondering what your favorite TV shows are. Cast your vote for a chance to a win a $25 gift certificate to the Student Union. What’s your Wiscopinion?