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COVID-19 Update and Student Support

Dear parents and families, Thank you for your partnership in supporting your students as we navigate the impacts of COVID-19. We recognize that these are hard decisions, and your students may experience a range of responses and feelings. Please know that we are here to support them, and you, while…

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  • Updates To Campus Operations

    This message was sent to the Parent and Family Program database on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Dear parents and families, I’m reaching out today to share additional action the university is taking to ensure the …

  • Talking with Your Student about Healthy Relationships

    by Angela Barian As parents, you may be concerned about your college student’s finances, grades, or future career success. You may routinely talk to your student about the risks of taking on debt. You probably …

  • Renewing our Commitments

    This article was originally published on January 9, 2020 on “Blank’s Slate,” — a blog by UW–Madison Chancellor Becky Blank. It has been repurposed and edited for this audience. Welcome to 2020. A new year …

  • A Guide to Student Voter Registration

    Please note: The following article contains information about student voting eligibility and requirements as of February 2020. There may be updates to these processes, so students should be sure to visit for the latest information. …

  • Black History Month: Afrofuturism

    VOICES OF THE PAST. LIVING IN THE PRESENT. GUIDING OUR FUTURE. Afrofuturism is the (re)imagining of the future for Black people through various mediums such as the arts, media, and literature. While Afrofuturism’s origins stem …

  • Spring Break: Alternative Service Trips and Safety

    Spring break (March 14–22) is fast approaching, and students are more than ready to have some fun and relaxation — although not all students jet off to the sun-soaked beaches. In fact, most students will be …

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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

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