Slideshow: New Badgers are welcomed onto campus
The morning sun shines through fluted columns on Agricultural Hall on the first day of classes Sept. 6. Photo by: Jeff Miller
Students and pedestrians walk past flowerbeds near Agricultural Hall on the first day of classes on Sept. 6. Photo by: Jeff Miller
Undergraduates pose for a photo with UW–Madison mascot Bucky Badger during the Wisconsin Union Sunburst Festival at Union South. Photo by: Jeff Miller
Spotlights shine on the exterior of Union South as students arrive for the Wisconsin Union Sunburst Festival on Sept. 1. The event -- part of a series of Wisconsin Welcome events -- included free food, music and other fun activities. Photo by: Jeff Miller
Interested undergraduates stop at an information table to learn more about the Wisconsin Union Directorate during the Sunburst Festival at Union South. Photo by: Jeff Miller
Undergraduates apply henna tattoos during the Sunburst Festival. Photo by: Jeff Miller
And they're off! More than 500 UW students, faculty and staff members participate in the first annual Graduate School Dash on Sept. 2. Photo by: Bryce Richter
UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blanks speaks to thousands of first-year students gathered for the Chancellor's Convocation for New Students. Photo by: Jeff Miller
David Greendeer, representative of the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature District 2 and a 2008 UW–Madison alumnus, speaks to thousands of first-year students gathered for the Chancellor's Convocation for New Students Sept. 2 at the Kohl Center. Photo by: Jeff Miller
Thousands of first-year students listen during the Chancellor's Convocation in 2016. Photo by: Jeff Miller
From left to right, Patrick Sims, vice provost for diversity and climate, talks with undergraduates Hajjar Baban and Dequadray White as Sims helps distribute complimentary copies of "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" following the Chancellor's Convocation for New Students at the Kohl Center. Photo by: Jeff Miller
New and returning University of Wisconsin–Madison students were welcomed back on campus with a series of events this week, including a road race, a festival at Union South and even a chance to pose with Bucky Badger.
Students will get down to the business of learning on Tuesday, when classes start.