Campus Happenings – March 3-9

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:

  • The Lounge: The Lounge is a talk show created and hosted by Payton Wade, Student Affairs communications coordinator, to connect students to different opportunities on campus and introduce a side of people in leadership that not many know. The show launches March 8 on the Student Affairs Instagram TV (@uw_studentlife). The first episode features Dean of students Christina Olstad and student leader Eli Tsarovsky. Be sure to watch this first episode to learn more about Dean Olstad and the Mental Health and Well-being Summit taking place March 11-12.

3: Grad Student Coffee Hour  – Connect with other graduate students for casual conversation! This is a great way to meet people outside of your own department. Join Press House’s virtual gathering space, GatherTown. 8:30-9:30 a.m.

4: Active Badger Day  – Each spring, Recreation and Wellbeing inspires Active Badgers everywhere to get up, get outside, and get moving. Inspired by National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, it’s a full day of opportunities to play hard, get fit, and live well. Events will take place all day both in person and virtually. 

5: First Year Focus at The Crossing – Welcome first year students! Get ready to make connections, find support, and build community during the Spring 2021 semester with The Crossing. This event will provide different ways to prioritize your health and well-being through mindfulness. Join on Zoom. 4:30-5:30 p.m.

6: Cinematheque at Home – UW Cinematheque presents a free view-at-home double feature of Edgar Wright’s “The World’s End” (2013) and Fritz Land’s “Metropolis” (1927). To view both movies for free, send an email to and include the code BIXLER in the subject line. This event takes place all day.

7: Choi Tae Kwon Do Practice – Join Choi Tae Kwon Do Club for free lessons! Practice ITF-style tae kwon do, a traditional Korean martial art. No previous experience necessary. Wear workout clothes suitable for kicking, punching, and jumping. Join on Zoom. 10-11:30 a.m.

8: Writing Center Event – The Undergraduate Writing Fellows program on campus is accepting applications! Writing Fellows help students improve their writing while advancing their own skills as writers, teachers, and leaders. Students from all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Writing Fellows receive a scholarship of $1,100 each semester. Join on Zoom. 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

9: Anti-Asian Sentiment in the COVID-19 Era: The Student Experience  – Tev Lee of the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center will moderate a discussion with undergraduate Thida Hok Chong (President, KΓ Chapter for ΣΛΓ National Sorority Inc. ; Treasurer, Multicultural Greek Council); and Yale Medical School student (and UW-Madison alum) Alex Chen. Join on Zoom. 5 p.m. 


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.