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Alcohol Consumption and Community Impacts

It’s spring in Madison, which means the semester is winding down and – despite a few final bouts of snow – the weather is getting warmer. In addition to attending class and studying for exams, students rightfully look to celebrate the end of the academic year with friends. Students enjoy…

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  • Badger Family Forum: Study Abroad Rewatch

    Earlier this month, staff from the UW-Madison Parent and Family Program and International Academic Programs discussed all things study abroad and how you can support your Badgers as they live and learn around the globe.

  • Top 5 Things to Know: Spring Commencement

    We look forward to celebrating with you at the upcoming Spring 2023 Commencement ceremony! To help you prepare, read about the top five things to know in advance of the ceremony.

  • Study and Preparation Tips for a Successful Finals Week

    Parents and families play an important role in coaching their students through the rigorous academic aspects of college. But when students are feeling overwhelmed about finals week, it can be hard to know how to help. This year, finals begin on May 7 and end on May 12.

  • Jennifer L. Mnookin installed as UW’s 30th leader

    On Friday, April 14, an investiture ceremony installed Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin as the 30th leader of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The ceremony capped a week of special investiture events that celebrated both Mnookin’s ascendency to the chancellorship and the university’s history of curiosity-driven yet revolutionary research, esteemed public service and teaching excellence.

  • Celebrate APIDA Heritage Month

    APIDA Heritage Month is underway, with several upcoming events happening yet this month. Encourage your student to attend and reflect on the theme: “Voices Intertwined: Stories That Shape Us.”

  • Supporting our students when tragedies happen

    Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor shares how we support students when tragedies occur and ways the university provides support to students who may be struggling.

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