Sibs Day

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The Parent Program presents its second annual Sibs Day, which will take place Saturday, April 8, 2017. UW–Madison students are encouraged to invite their brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, or family friends ages 8–18 to experience college life, campus and the city of Madison. Sibs Day features a packed schedule of events and activities, including a scavenger hunt, photoshoot with Bucky, learning sessions, performances from student groups, a Terrace Chair paint night, Badger-spirited games and activities, and much more!

Registration is now closed.

Please note: A UW student or other family member must attend the entire Sibs Day event with any registered participant. See our Frequently Asked Questions below to find out more information about the weekend.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parent Program at 1-877-262-3977 or parent@uwmad.wisc.edu.

Schedule at a Glance

Below is a tentative schedule for Sibs Day. A final, full schedule of events will be available closer to the event.

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.: Check-in

Sibs and students check in, pick up their t-shirts and giveaways, and get ready for a spirited day by greeting our furry friends from Dogs on Call.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: Welcome

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Brunch & Student Entertainment
Students and their siblings share a dining hall experience by picking out brunch and lunch items at the Four Lakes Market. Student entertainment such as the UW Band and music and dance groups will entertain during brunch.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Interactive Campus Scavenger Hunt

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Photoshoot with Bucky and Snack Break

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.: Badger Experience Learning Session #1

3 – 4 p.m.: Badger Experience Learning Session #2

4 – 5 p.m.: Madison Bus Tours

5:30 – 7 p.m.: Pizza & Paint Night with Wheelhouse Studios and DJs from Student Radio Station WSUM

Parking and Drop-Off Information

Dejope Residence Hall is located at 640 Elm Dr. in Madison. There are a variety of free parking options listed below. Please observe parking lot entrance signs to ensure that the lot is available for parking. 

Drop-off Parking Recommendations:

Bradley and Sullivan Dorms – Lot 37
651 Elm Drive

Goodnight Hall Lot –  Lot 58
1975 Willow Drive   

Daily Parking Options (Free):

Tripp Residence Hall – Lot 34
1480 Tripp Circle
Free, public parking from 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. M-F, and all day Saturday and Sunday

Porter Boathouse and Adams Residence Hall – Lot 35
655 Babcock Dr.
Free, public parking from 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. M-F, and all day Saturday and Sunday

Observatory Drive Ramp – Lot 36
1645 Observatory Drive
Free, public parking all day on Saturday and Sunday

Bradley and Sullivan Residence Halls – Lot 37
Lot 651 Elm Drive
Free, public parking from 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. M-F, and all day Saturday and Sunday  

Northeast of Natatorium – Lot 57
632 Willow Drive
Free, public parking from 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. M-F, and all day Saturday and Sunday 

Phillips and Dejope Residence Halls – Lot 58
1975 Willow Drive
Free, public parking from 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. M-F, and all day Saturday and Sunday 

Biotron Laboratory and Walnut Street Greenhouse – Lot 59
2125 Observatory Drive
Free, public parking from 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. M-F, and all day Saturday and Sunday

South of Natatorium/North of Veterinary Medicine – Lot 62
525 Easterday Lane
Free, public parking from 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. M-F, and all day Saturday and Sunday

Useful Maps:

UW-Madison Campus Map 
West Campus Parking Lots

Frequently Asked Questions

When, what, and where is Sibs Day?

UW–Madison’s Parent Program is hosting Sibs Day on Saturday, April 8, 2017. It is a fun-filled day for UW students and their siblings as they experience campus together. The day officially starts at 10:15 a.m. and lasts until 7 p.m. and begins and ends at Dejope Residence Hall.

Who can attend Sibs Day?

Students, siblings, family members, and friends are invited to participate in Sibs Day. This event is targeted for siblings 8 to 18 years old. Nevertheless, a sibling can be anyone, no matter how old! Brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, or family friends — everyone is welcome. However, it is important to remember a UW–Madison student or family member must attend and be with the guests for the entire day, without exception.

Do I need to complete liability and health forms?

Yes. All participants are required to complete a liability form in order to join us for the day. A liability waiver is needed in order for you to grant permission for siblings to participate in the Sibs Day activities. You will receive an email prior to the event with the liability waiver attached for you to print out, sign, and send in.

Are overnight accommodations available?

Accommodations on campus are not provided, but we encourage you to stay at a local hotel near the UW–Madison campus. For ideas on places to stay, check out our “Visiting Madison” FAQ page.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

To make changes to your Sibs Day registration after noon on Friday, March 17, 2017, please contact the Parent Program directly. Cancellations received after Friday, March 17, 2017, will result in a refund of registration fees, minus T-shirt costs and a cancellation fee of $5 per registration.

Additional Questions or Concerns?

If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact the Parent Program by e-mail at parent@uwmad.wisc.edu or by phone at 608-262-3977.