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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Mark your calendars for Family Weekend: October 12–14, 2018!
Family Weekend welcomes our extended Badger family — from grandparents to siblings — to visit campus for the chance to see UW–Madison through the eyes of your student. From October 12–14, UW–Madison will be buzzing with activities across campus that are created just for you and your family.
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!
UW students are encouraged to invite their brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, or family friends to experience a day in the life of a Badger. Sibs Day offers a packed schedule of fun-filled, family-friendly activities, allowing students and their siblings to share quality time and celebrate UW school spirit together.
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.