Third Year: Badger Bucket List

When we asked fourth-year students what they thought juniors should know about the senior year, we heard phrases such as, “It goes by in an instant,” “It’s been the fastest year of college,” and “Get ready, it goes by quickly.” Senior year is often a time when students are trying to connect all of their experiences while beginning to think about careers, interviews, and other post-graduation preparation. As they enter their last year of college, remind your students to take advantage of all the things that make Madison meaningful to them and to create their own fourth-year must-do list. This “Badger Bucket List,” composed by current and former UW–Madison students, might be a good starting point. You may even want to partake in a few of these activities yourself. Be sure to click on the links to view videos and photos.




Community Engagement

Food and Dining

  • Try a new food cart
  • Eat a Slow Food Cafe lunch or family dinner
  • Enjoy Babcock ice cream and brats at the Terrace
  • Experience Madison’s unique restaurants during Restaurant Week

Student Life

The Parent and Family Program is here for you.

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Professional Staff:
Stephanie Benson-Gonzales
Monica Ruppert

Student Interns:
Christopher Lueneburg
Megan Mitchell
Maddie Weston


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University Book Store

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