Photo gallery Autumn colors grace campus
With campus ablaze in color and a waning number of warm days before winter comes, hardly anyone let a light drizzle stop them from getting outdoors on Oct. 11. From biking to sailing to just reading a book, University of Wisconsin–Madison community members made the most of the beautiful autumn day. The University Communications photo team – three staff and two student photographers — embarked on a mini fall color photography blitz of different parts of campus during the mild and sometimes drizzly October afternoon.
Photos by Althea Dotzour, Bryce Richter, Colton Mansavage, Jeff Miller and Taylor Wolfram
One benefit of fall is enjoying the crunch of fallen leaves beneath your feet.
While growing season is nearing the end, flowers continue to bloom. This flowerbed is at Union South.
Students study and walk in Engineering Hall even as fall colors fairly burst through the windows.
A cyclist bikes through the light rain outside Babcock Hall.
With the fall season in full swing, tree leaves fall and cover one of the sidewalks outside of the Kohl Center.
Badger women’s soccer player Mary Monticello (at right) tosses a towel to teammate Emma Jaskaniec to wipe off their wet scooters near Camp Randall Stadium.
Members of the Madison West High School cross country team run along the Picnic Point path of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve.
UW-Madison engineering student Alisha Handa prepares to rig a Hoofer sailboat along the Lake Mendota shoreline. Hoofers is a student-run organization focused on outdoor activities.
Ablaze in fall color, tree leaves and climbing vine begin to change color along the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path.
A chipmunk stands on a fallen tree trunk and nibbles on an acorn while foraging for food in the woods along the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path.
Student Sofie Schachter, a junior majoring in English, reads a book while sitting on a fallen tree trunk on the Lake Mendota shoreline near the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path.
A smiley face carved into a tree stump greets visitors along the Picnic Point path of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve.