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. Find out why Madison is ranked the No. 1 college football town in America!
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.