Campus Happenings – October 22–28

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:

  • Homecoming 2020! Get more information on how you can safely participate in student Homecoming events here.
  • National Transfer Student Week! Get more information on what’s happening and how to participate here.

22: LiNE 2020 – (Leadership in the New Economy) As part of Homecoming 2020, join the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement as they welcome keynote speaker Maya Rockeymoore Cummings. Rockeymoore Cummings is a current speaker, writer and social entrepreneur with a history of working on public policy by having served on several national boards. This is a great event for current students to connect with alumni and corporate partners for networking opportunities and conversation around impactful change. 3:30-5 p.m.

22: Grand WI-Opening: An Inside Look at the Red Gym’s New Cultural Centers – As part of Homecoming 2020, be among the first to get a virtual tour of the Red Gym’s newest spaces, including the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, Latinx Cultural Center, and the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Student Center. 4-5 p.m.

23: Painting Together-Spooky Nightscape – In this virtual painting experience with Wheelhouse Studios, enjoy step-by-step instruction from an experienced instructor on how to paint a spooky nightscape. You will be guided through the process of sketching your design, mixing paint, and how to paint the background, foreground and details. 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

23-30: Early Voting and Registration – Register to vote at the tents outside of Union South, Memorial Union or at 333 East Campus Mall. To register, bring your phone, a pen, your Wisconsin drivers license or DOT-issued ID; or if you have not been issued one, bring the last four digits of your social security number. To get a ballot, bring your Wisconsin drivers license, passport, or student voter ID from If you have lived in the City of Madison since Oct. 5, you meet the residency requirement.

24: RED Live Social –As part of Homecoming 2020, relax for an evening of entertainment as RED Live Social brings you a virtual live concert performance highlighting some of the hottest names in R&B. Grammy-nominated and award-winning artists Marsha Ambrosius, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, and Eric Benet will serenade Badger alumni to some of their chart topping hits. Register here. 7-8 p.m.

25: Choi Tae Kwon Do Practice – Join Choi Tae Kwon Do Club for free lessons! No previous experience necessary. Wear workout clothes suitable for kicking, punching and jumping. Online at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30a.m.

26: Funding Study Abroad – Join this virtual session to learn about the cost of studying abroad, financial aid and scholarships, creative funding strategies and savings, and more. This event is offered in collaboration with the Office of Student Financial Aid. Register here. 1-2 p.m. 

26: Flu Shot Clinic – Last chance to get your flu shot! Come to the Nick. 9-5p.m.

27-28: 2020 Diversity Forum This year’s virtual forum will explore a convergence of contemporary issues from racial equity and social justice to disparities in health care and white privilege during two full days of speakers and interactive sessions. The virtual event is open to the public. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the speaker will be Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., author of the widely acclaimed bestseller “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.” On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the guest speaker will be Austin Channing Brown, author of New York Times bestseller, “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.” 8:30 a.m.-4/4:45 p.m.


Ongoing Activities:  

  • Oct. 11–Nov. 20: “The Initial Step” Cyanotype Exhibition By Kerr Zhao – On display in the Class of 1925 Gallery at Memorial Union until Nov. 20: “Life is circular, and fate is also circular, just like a Mobius band. We come from nowhere and continue to go nowhere. We are somebody and meanwhile, we are also nobody. Similarly, where we start we are where we are going to end. It is like tracing the roots and finding a reason or person, even though it may never exist. Many are the whole process, the circulation, is the ultimate reason for living.”   
  • 24 (Thursdays): Trans Health Thursdays – Drop in to chat with experts, staff, and other students! Each week features a guest to advise on a special topic. This space is for trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and gender questioning folks and their friends, partners, and support people. Noon–1 p.m.
  • 30 (Wednesdays): Ask an Outdoor Pro – Have a question about the best campsite? About a technical skill? Plan your next trip with Outdoor UW Advisors. 2 p.m. 
  • (On Demand): Online: UW Libraries Graduate Support Series: Library Micro-courses – Seven short nongraded online courses focused on aspects of the research process. Courses are available to all UW–Madison students.