UW–Madison launches ambitious environmental sustainability initiative

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a rich history of advancing environmental sustainability through its excellence in fields ranging from ecology to wildlife biology to satellite technology. Building on this tradition, the university is launching a new cross-campus initiative focused on environmental sustainability, centered around five goals that include the launch of an interdisciplinary research hub.

An oral history: 10 years of student-led Black History Month celebrations at UW–Madison

Black History Month has been celebrated each February in the U.S. for many decades — the first official designation is credited to students and educators at Kent State University in 1970. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, events celebrating Black History Month have also been offered through the years. In 2014, UW’s African American Student Academic Services initiated a student-led Black History Month Planning Committee, beginning a new era of coordinated, campuswide programming.

Winter Family Event

Enjoy discounted tickets to a Badger men’s hockey game, ice skating and hot cocoa at the new Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center, and drop-in crafts at Wheelhouse Studios. Tickets are on sale now for games on January 12 and 13.

Tips for Accessing Healthy Food Over Winter Break

Finding affordable, healthy food on campus can be difficult during winter break. With limited hours for common dining options, it becomes even more important for students to know about resources that can meet their needs. 

Winter Commencement Recap

Former Badger and NBA All-Star Michael Finley told the crowd at UW’s winter commencement ceremony that the fast track isn’t always the best track. “You can miss something valuable that way. I learned about patience and humility — that growth doesn’t come when everyone is watching but by how hard you work when nobody is.”

A New Promise for Tribal Education in Wisconsin

Beginning next fall, UW–Madison will cover the full cost of undergraduate education for Wisconsin residents who are enrolled members of one of the state’s 11 federally recognized tribes.

Does Your Student Need Health Insurance? Learn About SHIP.

All enrolled students are eligible for the medical and counseling care available at University Health Services (UHS), but UHS is not a substitute for health insurance. Spring/summer coverage is effective from January 15, 2024, and enrollments must be received by February 14, 2024.

Graduation Rates Set New Records

The 2022-23 academic year was a record-breaker for student outcomes at UW–Madison. Among the milestones: The four-year graduation rate rose to 75.5%, the highest ever, and the university conferred a record number of total degrees, driven by a record number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Moments in Time 2023

University Communications shares a collection of moments on grand stages and in quiet corners, in classrooms and across campus, each capturing one moment in time.

A Better FAFSA

The FAFSA is getting a makeover with the hopes of making it even easier for students and their families to submit. Not only will there be fewer questions on the FAFSA to answer, and fewer …