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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Join us for Family Weekend 2020, which will be offered in a free, virtual format from Friday, October 16–Sunday, October 18. While we will miss meeting you in-person this fall, we look forward to providing new, engaging opportunities that connect you to UW–Madison, and keep you, your students, and our community safe.
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 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!
The Spring Ceremonies 2021 are slated for May 7, and May 8, 2021. Plans for the Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies are still being developed as we recognize that celebrations this year will call on all of us to be flexible and creative so that we can recognize graduates and their families in ways that are safe for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.