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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We are pleased to share that Family Weekend will take place October 8–10, 2021 in a hybrid format that includes both safe, in-person activities, as well as virtual activities. Please note that a football game is not part of Family Weekend. More information and registration will come out later this summer.
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 will not be held this year due to continued COVID-19 safety guidelines both on campus and in the community. We hope to bring this event back for families in 2022 pending public health recommendations, group size restrictions, travel policies, and campus guidance for gatherings at that time.