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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.
  • 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 …

  • 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 and 2017, UHS was recognized by the Princeton Review as the best college health service in the United States and, in a campus-wide …

  • 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 …

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UW–Madison unveils ‘Bucky’s Tuition Promise,’

UW–Madison pledges to cover four years of tuition and segregated fees for any incoming freshman from Wisconsin whose family’s annual household adjusted gross income is $56,000 or less, roughly the median family income in Wisconsin. Transfer students from Wisconsin meeting the same criteria will receive two years of tuition and segregated fees.

New Tuition Payment Plan

The UW–Madison Bursar’s Office is now offering BadgerPay, a payment plan that offers students and authorized users the flexibility to pay for tuition and fees through regularly scheduled payments.

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