Wisconsin Winter Welcome events

Image of Lady Liberty on frozen Lake Mendota surrounded by visitors
Lady Liberty returns to Lake Mendota during the Hoofers’ Winter Carnival.

The spring semester is here, and we’re excited to welcome both returning and new students to campus. The start of a new semester is an exciting time of the year. It’s the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and create memorable new experiences.

During the first four weeks of the semester, Wisconsin Welcome offers events for students to meet new friends and find community. We’ve highlighted just a few of the events offered below:

MSC Comeback Carnival – Thursday, January 23 

Ready to get involved in a multicultural student organization? Want to catch up with friends over some free food and fun activities? Stop by the MSC to meet with over 45 multicultural student organizations, have fun, and connect with new and old friends!  – 6:00pm to 8:00pm, MSC Lounge on the 2nd Floor of the Red Gym

Public Service Fair – Wednesday, January 29

The Morgridge Center for Public Service hosts two Public Service Fairs per year. The fairs draw hundreds of students eager to learn about volunteer, job, and internships opportunities with local and national organizations. – 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Gordon Dining & Event Center

Winter Carnival – Monday, February 3 to Sunday, February 9 

The Wisconsin Union’s Winter Carnival is a long-standing tradition. The Wisconsin Union Directorate, Wisconsin Hoofers and other campus partners challenge you to embrace the cold and go play outside! When you need to warm up a bit, head inside for hot chocolate and food specials! – Memorial Union

Spring Student Organization Fair – Tuesday, February 11 

The Student Organization Fair is a great opportunity to explore and meet different student organizations on campus. Stop by, meet new people, and maybe join a new student organization! – 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Kohl Center

These are just a few of the many events you can check out during Wisconsin Welcome. Go to go.wisc.edu/welcome for more events and information, and use #WiWelcome on social to stay connected.

We hope you have a great semester, Badgers!