Campus Life Spotlight

The freshmen perspective: Find out what your peers thought of SOAR

You’ve seen the red lanyards and backpacks all around campus this summer, but have you heard from any freshmen about what first coming to campus was like? From making friends to talking about the “real stuff,” hear from six new Badgers about how SOAR got them excited for life at UW.

Register for the Madison Early Music Festival!

Starting this Saturday, the UW-Madison Arts Institute will be hosting a workshop and concert series to celebrate music, history, dance and culture from Renaissance Spain. You can register until July 8 or attend some of the concerts and workshops that are open to the public. The festival runs from July 8 – 15. (Photo: Aliza Rand)


Father-son team uses comics bring philosophy to life

Philosophy Professor Steven Nadler and his son Ben Nadler have partnered to create a graphic novel about early modern philosophy. Their hope is that the book, called “Heretics! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy,” will connect more people to philosophy.

Badgerloop Pod II — The need for speed

A team of students revealed their design for the Badgerloop Pod II during an event Saturday in the  Mechanical Engineering Building lobby. They’re preparing for their second  SpaceX Hyperloop Competition, which involves building a pod that moves in a low-pressure tube at hundreds of miles per hour. The sole criteria for this year’s competition is speed.


Drones: Coming to a classroom near you

A new class in Engineering will teach students how to fly drones and challenge them to apply what they’ve learned to create a product for a company.

Drones are coming to a classroom near you

This summer, a brand-new course is being offered at UW-Madison that will teach students how to operate drones and use them to collect data for commercial uses. The first of its kind at UW, the course will continue to be offered in future semesters.

Vote on what movie to watch at Camp Randall

This year the Camp Randall movie night is on June 29 and you get to vote on which movie will play. Choose one of three family friendly movies to vote for, then get your blankets ready for a night of fun.

All you need to know about Commencement 2017

Two commencement ceremonies will be held in Spring 2017 — at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, at the Kohl Center, for doctoral and medical professional candidates. And at noon Saturday, May 13, at Camp Randall Stadium, for bachelor’s, master’s and law degree candidates. No tickets are required for either ceremony.


Black Cultural Center opens with fanfare

Karla Foster, campus and community liaison for the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, shows Chancellor Rebecca Blank glass panels etched with references to notable moments in black history at today’s grand opening for the Black Cultural Center in the Red Gym. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Seventy-six trombones and a Mike Leckrone

Director Mike Leckrone has led high-energy UW Varsity Marching Band concerts for 43 years, and he wasn’t going to let recent double-bypass surgery slow him. The band ended its year on a high note with concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check out these photos.