We will be basing our Family Weekend 2021 plans on public health recommendations, group size restrictions, travel policies, and campus guidance for gatherings. At this time, we do not recommend that parents and family members make travel arrangements to visit campus for Family Weekend. We will provide more details regarding Family Weekend 2021 dates, registration, and event plans soon!
FW 2020 was offered in a virtual format, While we missed meeting you all in-person this fall, we enjoyed providing new, engaging opportunities that connected you to UW–Madison, while keeping you, your students, and our community safe. If you missed out on Family Weekend 2020, or would like to engage further with our virtual content, see below for more information!
Virtual Family Weekend 2020
Thank you for joining us for Family Weekend 2020. We hope you find the content on this webpage to be helpful, engaging, and fun. Explore the offerings below and check out a variety of previously live events created just for you.
We want to begin by sharing remarks from Chancellor Rebecca Blank. Since we were not able to gather in-person for our annual Chancellor’s Welcome Reception, we hope you enjoy this video message for Badger families.
Please enjoy the variety of events and panels that occurred live Friday and Saturday. All events were captioned live via a link in the YouTube video description, and are now available for viewing any time after the event.
Badger Talks with Veronica Rueckert
Veronica Rueckert, former host and producer of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time,” is the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s National Media Relations Specialist. Before that, she hosted the state-wide call in program, “The Veronica Rueckert Show” and was a producer on WPR’s Peabody Award-winning program “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” distributed nationally by Public Radio International.
Learn more on the Badger Talks website.
Terrace Coloring Pages
Enjoy these downloadable Terrace-themed coloring pages created by Wisconsin Union artists. Click the images to download and print the coloring pages.
Cook with the Wisconsin Union
Missing some of your Wisconsin Union favorites? Wisconsin Union Dining at Home brings you step by step copycat recipes.
1 1/2 lbs of Store-bought Popcorn Chicken
1 tsp Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Green Onion, sliced (divided)
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Chicken Stock
1/4 Cup Ketchup
1/4 Cup Honey
3 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
3 Tbsp Sambal Olek Chili-Garlic Sauce
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
4 tsp Cornstarch
2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 - 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 - 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 lb. bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows
Enjoy these music performances from UW’s Wisconsin Singers, the Madison World Music Festival, and the Wingra Quintet.
Do you have #FutureBadgers at home? Take a look at these family-friendly events.
Celebrate curiosity at the 10th #WiSciFest, occurring October 15-18, 2020.
The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival features events from sites throughout Wisconsin.
Activities include hands-on science experiments, live Q&A sessions and interviews with scientists, demonstrations, performances, behind-the-scenes tours and more.
Join the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for their Virtual Open House, a multi-day event that offers prospective students and their families an opportunity to explore the schools, colleges, and resources available at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to join various live sessions including housing, financial aid, academic information sessions, a virtual campus tour, admissions information session, a student panel, and a variety of interactive panels with programs and offices from across campus. Each session will include an opportunity for Q&A.