University of Wisconsin–Madison

Important Reminders

Save the date: Family Weekend 2022

Save the date for Family Weekend 2022, occurring October 14–16! Family Weekend welcomes the whole family to experience life as a Badger. The weekend includes discounted athletic tickets, musical performances, photo opportunities with Bucky, special access to the Camp Randall football field, remarks from university leadership, engaging sessions with campus experts, behind-the-scenes tours and more. A detailed schedule of events and registration information will be available this summer.

Summer Health Fee

Is your student staying in Madison this summer? If students are not enrolled in summer courses, they must purchase the Summer Health Fee to access UHS services during the summer. Spring 2022 eligibility ends on June 3, 2022.
Learn more from University Health Services »

Mental health resources available without an access appointment

There are several resources — some available 24/7 — for students that don’t require an access appointment:

  • Let’s Talk – Sign up for a brief one-on-one consultation with a MHS staff member
  • Workshops – View “Groups Open to All Students”
  • SilverCloud – Self-guided, interactive mental health support available 24/7
  • You@Wisc – Personalized tools for everything from mental and physical health to friendships and finding balance
  • Remote Health and Connection – Free mental health videos, virtual wellness resources, identity-specific resources

Read more on all mental health services from University Health Services »

Meet the chancellor finalists

UW–Madison is looking for its next chancellor. Five finalists for chancellor will visit campus the week of May 2–6. Each finalist will participate in a moderated Q&A session open to the public. Students and others in the community will be invited to share their feedback after the sessions.

Healthy Minds Survey

UW–Madison is participating in the Healthy Minds Study to better understand current students’ mental health and wellbeing. Please remind your student to participate — the survey is open until May 2. Students can find the survey link in their email.

UW–Madison’s 2022–23 Go Big Read book

‘How the Word is Passed’ has been chosen as UW–Madison’s 2022–23 Go Big Read selection. Author Clint Smith visits New Orleans, Monticello, New York City and Angola Prison to tell the story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history and memory.

Upcoming changes to campus COVID-19 testing and vaccination

With the semester quickly coming to an end, members of the campus community should prepare for several changes to COVID-19 testing and vaccination over the next several weeks.

Commencement Information from the University Book Store

The University Book Store is your central resource for all things Commencement. Their website includes information on academic attire, graduation gifts, diploma frames, and more.