Logo: Wisconsin Welcome Back

Welcome Back, Badgers!

Welcome back, you resilient Badgers! We are excited about a year that we anticipate will be more like a Badger experience. This means sharing new ways to enjoy campus and some classic campus experiences, some of which we could not hold last year due to COVID-19.

Starting September 1, you will experience more of what Badgers can enjoy, from tailgates at Union South, called Badger Bashes, to in-person group fitness activities with Recreation & Wellbeing.

We are so proud of you, Badgers, for overcoming all of the obstacles from the past year and for all that you will accomplish in the months ahead. And we, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be here for you every step of the way, starting with events to celebrate your return to campus.

Stay updated on the current COVID-19 chancellor’s orders for campus gatherings and events.


Signature Events for Second-Year Badgers

Join us for programming designed for you!

Happening all month long!

Wisconsin Wecome Back

Wisconsin Welcome Back, Badgers!
Meet new friends and find your place in the campus community. Download the app and start connecting with other second-year students.

Badger well-being challenge

Badger Well-Being Challenge
Your challenge: For 30 days, each day, spend time focusing on your mental health and well-being with the help of the Healthy Minds Innovations Application. You can do it.

Discover UW Campus Scavenger Hunt

Join the Hunt
Download the Scavify app here  or here from Google Play on your smartphone, register with your WiscMail, and search for “Discover UW” to learn more about the Badger Community. Join us!