Carry On Badger

Resilience is the idea of bouncing back. It is encountering an obstacle and rising to the occasion. It is that voice inside saying, “You can do it.”

This year, Student Life is focusing on increasing student resilience through initiatives that teach well-being and self-advocacy skills. College students face a unique set of challenges, whether it’s pressure to graduate on time, managing debt or simply developing healthy relationships.

Stay tuned throughout the year for a variety of student stories, self-advocacy opportunities and connections to resources on campus. You can follow the action on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We want to hear from you! Share your own story of resilience by emailing with your contact information to be included in our campaign.

Additionally, use the hashtag #CarryOnBadger on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with a story on resilience or message of encouragement to your peers to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to the student unions.

Student Life supports you along your journey here as a student and encourages you to Carry On, Badger!

Carry On, Badger Posts

  • Carry On, Badger: Challenge with Uncertainty

    During spring 2018 semester, Mara Matovich, now a senior, was heavily involved on campus. She was a member of the Associated Students of Madison Shared Governance Committee, the UW Marching Band, and took on the …

  • Carry on, Badger: A Tough Time Abroad

    After gearing up to attend La Universidad de Complutense in Madrid for a semester, Ron Steinhoff, now senior class president, found himself in an unusually dismal circumstance. His first few weeks abroad in Madrid were …

  • Carry On Badger: A Home Away from Home

    Buenos Aires, Argentina is 5,709 miles away from Madison, Wisconsin. But for Gabriella Sarno, previously a study abroad student in Argentina and now a senior at UW-Madison, the city almost immediately began to feel like …

  • Carry On, Badger: An Unexpected Journey

    Adam Villanueva will be walking across the stage to receive his diploma from UW-Madison at the end of this semester. After five years, a change in schools and several smaller steps along the way, it …

  • Carry On, Badger: Losing elections without losing heart

    Yogev Ben-Yitschak sits at a large conference table in a bright, airy room on the fourth floor of the Student Activity Center. Through the clear walls, an expansive array of desks and workspaces fill the …

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