Campus Life Spotlight

85 life-sized Bucky statues to be unveiled

At 11 a.m. Monday, 85 different life-sized Bucky Badger statues will be simultaneously unveiled across Dane County, including 15 on UW’s campus. Each will be decorated with a different theme, one of which will be a “Graduation Bucky.” Check out the ceremony next Monday.

Top dorm designs: Meet this year’s winners

The winners of University Housing’s Best Room Contest have been selected. Carley Kuske and Abby Treml won the grand prize for their pink, slate and gold themed room in Ogg Residence Hall. Check out the rooms of all the other finalists!

UW students share research projects at the Capitol

Students connected with state legislators, UW faculty and alumni as part of Research in the Rotunda April 11 at Wisconsin’s Capitol, sharing their findings on a wide range of research.

Vote in the study abroad photo contest

Finalists have been selected for the 2018 Study Abroad Photo Contest. The photos that have the most Facebook reactions (likes, wows and loves) by April 15 will be the winners. Show some love to your abroad Badgers by liking your favorites!

‘Radical’ project turns unwanted jewelry into new pieces

In a new project called “Radical Jewelry Makeover: Wisconsin”, UW metalsmithing students are making unwanted jewelry into fresh pieces. The new pieces will be displayed in an art exhibit, then available for purchase, with the proceeds going to charity.

Enjoy spring break right here in Madison — just like Bucky

Many UW students are headed to various destinations across the world for spring break, but what many Badgers don’t realize is that UW–Madison’s campus is better than pretty much any exotic destination in the entire world. Here are some local spring break ideas for students on a budget. And check out Bucky Badger’s own vacation plans.


Women’s hockey team headed to NCAA championship Frozen Four

After an 4-0 win against the Gophers this past weekend, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is headed to the Frozen Four. They play this Friday against Colgate at 7 p.m. in Minneapolis. If you can head to Minneapolis there will be Badger events before the game!

Check out some of the best student laptop stickers

You can tell a lot about a UW–Madison student from their laptop stickers. From Kanye to tacos, pizza to dismantling the patriarchy, Badgers have stickers that feature a wide array of topics. Take a look at 15 student laptops that are brimming with individuality.

Experience the sights, sounds of an African tradition to honor ancestors

In Yorùbá culture in western Africa, people honor their ancestors with Egúngún festivals — celebrations where performers dance and spin in elaborate costumes (like the one above). Check out the multi-sensorial exhibit about Egúngún arts in Nancy Nicholas Hall, and upcoming events related to the exhibit.

11 colorful campus spots that will remind you of summer

It may be cold and dreary outside, but there are still plenty of places on campus to warm up or find reminders of summer. Here are 11 spots on campus where you can get a burst of color, light or humidity to pull you out of the dull winter — even if just momentarily.