Throughout the year, we formally welcome Badger families to campus through personalized events and offerings. Each low-cost, family-friendly event offers a unique opportunity to engage with UW–Madison, experience your student’s college life, and make lifelong memories together.
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Family Weekend 2022 will take place from October 14th-16th. Online registration will open on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. More information about this event will be coming soon! Please note that a football game will not be part of Family Weekend.
SOAR stands for Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration and is coordinated by the Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE). At SOAR, your student will begin their transition to UW–Madison by learning about academic advising, degree requirements, and campus resources. They will also enroll in their first-semester courses.
Badger Family Spring Visit (BFSV) is an opportunity for you to visit your student(s) any weekend during the month of April and attend free or low-cost events in Madison that our team of local pros have compiled specifically for you. There is no fee to register— just come and enjoy time with your Badger.
Find out why Madison is ranked one of the top college football towns in the country. The Parent and Family Program is again partnering with Wisconsin Athletics to offer three Badger football game day options to parents and family members before single home game tickets go on sale to the general public. Please note, this is a separate event from Family Weekend.
Badger Winter Family Event invites the family to catch up with their Badger for a cozy winter day! This event will include a tour of Camp Randall, discounted men’s Hockey tickets, and warm refreshments to help welcome the winter season to campus!
Dates and information for the 2023 Winter Family Event will be available here in November 2022.