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Badger Family Spring Visit

Event Details

Badger Family Spring Visit is an opportunity for you to visit your student during the month of April and attend free and low-cost events that we have compiled specifically for you throughout the UW campus and Madison community. There is no registration fee for Badger Family Spring Visit — just come and spend time with your student! Some events may require tickets. If so, please purchase directly through the event website.

Accessing the Event Program

All you have to do is download our Badger Family Spring Visit app, pick a weekend during April to visit Madison, and browse through the free and low-cost events available throughout your weekend, including sporting events, musical and theater entertainment, educational opportunities, shopping, dining, and more. You get to create your own schedule!

To access the Badger Family Spring Visit event guide, first download the UW Guide app on your smartphone (visit for more information). Once you open the app, the “UW–Madison Family Events” guide will automatically appear within the UW Guide — simply select and download it.

You will also find a full list of all event offerings below.

Purchasing Tickets

Many of the events throughout the month are free, and some require tickets. Next to each event, you’ll find (FREE) or ($) to denote if there is a cost. If there is a cost, please visit the event website to purchase tickets.

Enter to win

Let us know you’re coming! To help us measure attendance, let us know you’re visiting in April and you’ll be entered to win a Badger Prize Pack valued at $75. The pack includes a gift card to the University Book Store.