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Ease your mind by being mindful

A college student’s mind is constantly in motion. There are classes, homework, a social life, work, and more. But there’s growing research showing that we can all benefit from taking a few moments each day to, well, live in the moment. To simply stop, breathe, ease our mind, and better…

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A group of students walk amid snow-dusted trees along a lakeshore path on Picnic Point in winter.
  • Introducing Family Day

    Experience the beauty of springtime in Madison this April during Family Day (formerly Sibs Day). Registration for Family Day 2019 — scheduled for Saturday, April 13 — is now open. Family Day is an opportunity for UW …

  • Proactive review to strengthen fraternity and sorority life

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison will work with students, alumni, campus and community stakeholders and nationally recognized experts in an external review of fraternity and sorority life. The review aims to strengthen these student organizations, which have been …

  • Spring Commencement Preparation

    Congratulations to the students and families who will celebrate commencement this May! We are excited to celebrate with you and reflect on all your students have accomplished during their time here. UW–Madison’s spring commencement ceremony …

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships: 5 Things You Should Know

    The Office of Student Financial Aid at UW–Madison has begun offering financial aid for the 2019–20 academic year. If your student submitted the 2019–20 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), but hasn’t received their …

  • Spring Break: Alternative Service Trips and Safety

    Spring break (March 16–24) 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 …

  • Course Enrollment: Tips from UW Advisors

    Last year campus rolled out the Course Search & Enroll app, a new and improved tool to make it easier than ever for students to explore classes and build out their semester schedules. With over …

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Important Reminders: February

No-Cost Flu Shots

Student Food and Financial Resources

No-Cost Bus Passes

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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