Campus Happenings April 28-May 4

Student Affairs is providing weekly events, opportunities, and activities that Badgers can join online or in person. Building community is key to finding your home on campus. We encourage students to engage with others and find people to connect with at UW–Madison.

Join us this week for the following events and opportunities.

Highlights of the week:

  • #FinishStrong– This is a campus wide campaign where we are encouraging everyone to stay on track and finish strong so that we can have the graduation and a fall college experience we all hope for. Show us how you #FinishStrong. 
  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month 2021: This April 2021, APIDA Heritage Month will be exploring the many ways that APIDA identity is shaped both within and outside the community. The Spaces in Between will center on the lived experiences of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans to illustrate how identity continues to be situated and reimagined in a changing world. Join as we bridge The Spaces in Between us within the APIDA community!
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and PAVE-UW has put together a calendar of events for students, faculty, and any interested community members to attend.  

28: An Evening with Joleens Kim Booster– Join the APIDA Heritage Month virtual Keynote and moderated Q&A with Joel Kim Booster! Joel is a queer Korean American, LA-based actor, comedian, and writer. Born in South Korea and adopted by White American parents in Chicago, Joel’s intersectional identities anchor his comedy. Whether it’s being Asian in a White family, gay in a predominantly straight industry, or Asian within the gay community, Joel navigates identity through his hilarious wit Register here. 6-7 p.m.

29: Multicultural Leadership Awards and Graduation– Join the MSC’s annual Multicultural Leadership Awards and Graduation program to recognize outstanding student leaders and organizations, and celebrate our graduating students of color! This program will be held virtually and streamed live through YouTube. Don’t miss our keynote speaker: Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated 5, and his motivating advice for all graduates. Register here. 6 p.m.

30: Fri-YAY Coffee!– Join the the School of Education’s virtual den for a casual meet and greet over coffee. Join on Teams. 10 a.m.

1: Visit the Terrace– From now through May 6 the Terrace is open to UW-Madison campus community (faculty, staff and students) only. No reservations needed—just show your Badger Badge at the building entrance and experience the Terrace.

2: Free Virtual Group Fitness– Join RecWell the week of May 1-7 for free virtual fitness classes. Use these classes as a way to take a break and #FinishStrong.

3: Finals Frenzy– The Union is the best place to be productive and successful during the frenzy of finals week. Finish off the semester strong with us! Stop by Union South and Memorial Union for daily Random Acts of Deliciousness!

4: 93rd Annual Student Art Show– Take a trip to the Union to see a diverse body of student art work featuring a variety of mediums and perspectives that speak to the strange times we are currently living in. The show is available for viewing until May 7 in the Class of 1925 Gallery.


Ongoing Activities:  

  • Badger Talks – Badger Talks is pleased to present a LIVE series of talks on topics that intend to inspire, delight, and pleasantly distract in a time we are all needing positive experiences. Tune in to hear UW–Madison faculty and staff experts on a variety of interesting and engaging topics. Watch the live events here on Facebook. Not able to watch the live talks? Watch previous Badger Talks LIVE events on YouTube.