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Parent and Family News

Welcome from the Dean of Students

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 your students for the fall 2018 semester, and I know that we can count on you to help prepare your Badger for a successful year…

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Bumble bees gather pollen on echinacea flowers outside of Agricultural Hall during summer.
  • Welcome Back

    Chancellor Blank shares updates on some headlines from the summer months, including the announcement of UW-Madison’s new vice chancellor for student affairs, Lori Reesor. Read the post on the Chancellor’s blog, Blank’s Slate.

  • Web Chat for Incoming Families

    Do you have last-minute questions before your student heads to UW–Madison? We want to help by inviting you to join the Parent and Family Program for a live, informational web chat for incoming students and …

  • Move-in Event for Families

    Experience the beauty of Madison, learn about UW traditions, and mingle with fellow Badger parents and families at Alumni Park during move-in. Hosted by the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) in partnership with the Parent and …

  • 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 …

  • 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 12–14, 2018. The weekend will include dynamic and spirited programming such as a Wisconsin Welcome …

  • 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 …

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Important Reminders: July

Key Dates and Deadlines

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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