Photo gallery Family Weekend: a time to share campus fun
Students and their parents and siblings ate, talked and played games together during the Badger Family Weekend events as they soaked in the atmosphere of the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus on a beautiful fall weekend. Hosted by the Parent and Family Program, 8,500 people from more than 2,500 registered families took part in a variety of campus activities plus discounted athletic and community events. Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin joined in some of the fun, meeting students and their families.
Chancellor Mnookin welcomed students and their families to campus during a reception in Great Hall at the Memorial Union.
At center, Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin and Lori Reesor, vice chancellor of student affairs, throw up W hand signs with an audience of nearly 500 people, many of them parents of UW students.
People work on craft projects at the Chazen Museum of Art during a Family Weekend event.
Jennifer Cramer and her daughter, Ruby, work on a craft project during a Family Weekend event. Cramer’s son, Jackson, is a first-year student at UW–Madison and was off practicing piano at a nearby music building.
The sun shone and the water sparkled, as campus put on its best face for the visiting families.
A game of spike ball keeps everyone entertained at the Memorial Union Terrace along Lake Mendota.
Siblings Tyler Young, an alumnus and graduate student, and Ashley Westphal, an alumna, pose for a photo holding Westphal’s two children (Harper, 2, and Teddy, 3 months) during a Badger Family Fest event.
Nothing like some Badger swag to inspire Family Weekend participants.
Students' families got to know each other over some friendly lawn games at the Memorial Union Terrace and Alumni Park along Lake Mendota.
Second from left, UW–Madison senior Karen Bobadilla and her extended family, all from Fond du Lac, Wis., pose for a photo with Bucky Badger.
Chancellor Mnookin poses for a photo with twin sisters Rochelle Brown, left, and Michelle Young (mother of two UW students).
Family Weekend participants pose for photos near the Motion W logo on the football field at Camp Randall Stadium.