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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 2, 2015


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Video: Welcome back from Lori Berquam

Dean of Students Lori Berquam has been working awfully hard to get the campus ready for your return! Check out what she's been up to -- and remember to let the Division of Student Life be a resource for you throughout the year.

The cutout sunburst design of a silhouetted Memorial Union Terrace chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison frames the view as the sunset sets over Lake Mendota during a summer evening on June 21, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Top five tips for surviving without the Terrace

By now you’ve heard the news: the Terrace is closed for renovations. What’s a Badger to do without the best hangout spot in the world? Plenty. Try these alternatives to survive Terrace withdrawal.

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Get the tools and tactics you need to achieve your career goals.

September is “Career and Internship Exploration Month,” a great time to think about their career development goals and to attend one of the many events happening this month.


Campus Life

First year students lock arms and sign "Varsity" during the Chancellor's Convocation for new students, a Wisconsin Welcome event held at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 1, 2015. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Recent sightings: Chancellor’s Convocation

For thousands of new students, their Wisconsin Experience officially began when they met Chancellor Rebecca Blank at the Kohl Center. The Chancellor's Convocation, a bookend to Commencement, took place on Tuesday, September 1.


MultiCultural Orientation and Reception starts the semester in style

Mix, mingle, celebrate and get involved with UW-Madison's thriving multicultural community at MCOR, one of the university's largest events for students of color. Live performances welcome students, staff and friends back to campus.

As part of a full-scale campus emergency-response exercise, SOMETHING HAPPENS as members of the UW-Madison Police Department, Madison Fire and Police Departments, Dane County Sheriff's Office, FBI and other regional agencies respond to mock reports of a simulated bomb incident with wounded victims during a running event at Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on July 17, 2014. The drill, known as Operation Wisconsin Dawn, was designed to improve the university's response to a real-life emergency or disaster situation. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Campus collects local, emergency contact info for ‘just in case’ times

Who’s your “person” — the friend, family member or confidant you trust if something happens to you? Submitting your local and emergency contact information in a single, confidential location helps responders access critical data quickly.

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Red Cup campaign aims to keep things real when alcohol is involved

The ubiquitous red plastic cup represents having a good time. But the definition of a “good time” doesn’t have to mean getting blitzed. The Red Cup Campaign aims to reinforce informed choices, which most students already make.

Off Campus

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Two summer jobs that really worked out

Plenty of Badgers stick around town to work during the summer. These students have made the most of their time off by gaining career experience in the Madison area.



Fall registration opens for Badger Volunteers

Just a few hours a week can make a huge difference when volunteers work together -- and what better way to dive into the Wisconsin Experience? UW-Madison’s largest volunteer program is gearing up for its biggest year yet.

Your Health


UHS is your one-stop shop for student health and wellness

Whether you're new to campus or just need a massage after all that moving, UHS has you covered. (Literally -- have you signed up for SHIP?) Get to know the groups, clinical services and wellness services... before you need them!


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