Wisconsin Welcome Events

Wisconsin Welcome has begun! New students can explore campus and kick off their college experience with events throughout the first weeks of the fall semester, including the W Project.

UWPD Launches New Safety App — BadgerSAFE

The UW Police Department’s new BadgerSAFE app aims to keep you and your students informed and provide quick access to resources. In addition to providing notifications of off-campus emergency alerts, the app offers features such as Friend Walk, Connect with UWPD and an “I’m OK” feature.

Welcome to a New Semester

Dear parents and families, It was wonderful to meet our newest (and some veteran) Badger families during SOAR this summer — welcome! And to our more seasoned Badger families — welcome back! As Vice Chancellor …

Alcohol Consumption and Community Impacts

It’s spring in Madison, which means the semester is winding down and – despite a few final bouts of snow – the weather is getting warmer. In addition to attending class and studying for exams, …

Badger Family Forum: Study Abroad Rewatch

Earlier this month, staff from the UW-Madison Parent and Family Program and International Academic Programs discussed all things study abroad and how you can support your Badgers as they live and learn around the globe.

Top 5 Things to Know: Spring Commencement

We look forward to celebrating with you at the upcoming Spring 2023 Commencement ceremony! To help you prepare, read about the top five things to know in advance of the ceremony.

Study and Preparation Tips for a Successful Finals Week

Parents and families play an important role in coaching their students through the rigorous academic aspects of college. But when students are feeling overwhelmed about finals week, it can be hard to know how to help. This year, finals begin on May 7 and end on May 12.