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Parent and Family News

Welcome from Student Affairs

Dear parents and families, I hope that both you and your students are having a fantastic summer. On campus, we’re busy getting ready to welcome students back for the fall 2019 semester. Here at UW–Madison we believe that parents and family members are our strongest allies in helping your student…

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Lori Reesor, vice chancellor for student affairs, standing front of Bascom Hall.
  • Family Weekend Registration Opens Monday

    We look forward to seeing you this fall at Family Weekend, UW–Madison’s signature event for parents and families, occurring October 18–20, 2019. The weekend will include dynamic and spirited programming such as open classes, discounted Badger …

  • Advice for Off-Campus Moving Day

    On August 14 and 15, leases for most campus and downtown rentals expire. That means thousands of students move in and out of their campus-area apartments and houses. Here are some ideas for supporting your …

  • Getting the Most out of Summer Break

    Summer has arrived and is in full swing! Students are enjoying the sunny weather and trying to get the most out of their break: swimming at the beach, reuniting with high school friends, concerts in …

  • University Health Services

    University Health Services (UHS) is the student health center on campus. In 2016, 2017, and 2018 UHS was recognized by the Princeton Review as the best college health service in the United States and, in a …

  • Keep in Touch Through the Parent and Family Program

    Whether your student is going into their first or last year at UW—Madison, the Parent and Family Program is your resource. We recognize that parent and family support is critical to success during the college …

  • Career Services Support Student Success

    Summer is a good time for students to reflect on both their academic and career plans. Every student is encouraged to work with a career advisor to explore post-graduation options, no matter where they are …

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Important Reminders

No-Cost Flu Shots

Student Food and Financial Resources

No-Cost Bus Passes

Calendar for Badger Families

Download an electronic copy of our calendar for Badger families.  It includes important dates, month-by-month transitions, and campus information.

Badger Family Handbook

Download an electronic copy of the Badger Family Handbook. You’ll find information on key campus resources that support student success.

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