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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From grandparents to siblings, Family Weekend gives the whole family a chance to see UW–Madison through the eyes of their Badger. The weekend features behind-the-scenes tours, photo opportunities with Bucky, open classroom lectures, a farewell brunch, and much more.
Experience a Wisconsin football game with your student each fall. Wisconsin Athletics offers tickets to parents and family members for a select game before they go on sale to the general public.
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!
Each January, families are invited to campus for a sports-filled day of Badger pride. Wisconsin Athletics offers discounted tickets to a UW men’s hockey game and an exclusive tour of historic Camp Randall. The tour includes snacks, refreshments, and a chance to explore places normally unseen on game days.