Tag Student life

A day in the life of a student tour guide, the red-polo-wearing ambassador for thousands of campus visitors

May 14, 2019

Often the first point of contact between the UW and the roughly 80,000 people who visit it each year, student tour guides wear many hats: trivia savants, de facto university ambassadors, academic advisors, elementary school teachers and dad joke connoisseurs.

Watt to grads: ‘When you figure your dream out, remember it will not be a straight path’

May 11, 2019

NFL star and philanthropist J.J. Watt's teleprompter-free speech was one of the more freewheeling — and perhaps memorable — commencement addresses in Badger history.

Photo gallery – Commencement 2019

May 10, 2019

Experience the weekend's celebrations in images.

Friday ceremony inspires with words from honorary degree recipients

May 10, 2019

Commencement weekend kicked off with a ceremony at the Kohl Center for about 900 doctoral, medical professional, and master of fine arts students.

Three students named Goldwater Scholars for science excellence

May 8, 2019

All three recipients have conducted research as undergraduates and plan to pursue doctorates in their respective fields.

Commencement spotlight: UW grad uses brother’s injury as inspiration for research

May 8, 2019

Stefanie Henry will graduate from UW as a double major in neurobiology and French, along with an extensive background in nervous system trauma research that is inspired by her brother’s spinal cord injury.

Meet ‘The Monarch’

May 6, 2019

The newly unveiled statue, "The Monarch," celebrates the 150th anniversary of women receiving degrees at UW–Madison and was designed by artist Victoria Reed to represent female empowerment and influence.

Commencement 2019: A look at some of this spring’s notable graduates

May 6, 2019

Members of the Class of 2019 are already making their mark in academics, research and public service. Meet a few of this year's notable graduates.

Students facing finals get dog therapy

May 3, 2019

With Finals Week looming, students showed up to pet dogs and relax May 3, at a Paws and Relax de-stress session hosted by the University Bookstore.

Tune in to WFAA’s podcast with commencement speaker J.J. Watt

May 3, 2019

J.J. Watt once dominated Camp Randall with his defensive skills as he played football for the Wisconsin Badgers. On May 11 he returns in a very different role: spring commencement speaker!

Commencement spotlight: For graduate, a happy ending that almost didn’t happen

May 1, 2019

Nicholas Jackson is a study in perseverance. After setbacks, hardships and false starts, he will graduate on May 11.

Finals prep: Choose your fav study spot from this list

May 1, 2019

at UW–Madison there's a place to study for all types of learners. Whether you love to work in solitude or with a buddy, this list has the perfect study spot for every student.

Commencement spotlight: ‘Exceptional’ grad to enter Air Force Nurse Corps as one of its youngest members

April 24, 2019

On May 11, Delora Prange will graduate from UW–Madison with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. A few weeks later, at age 21, she is expected to become one of the youngest members of the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps.

UW team builds robot that wins national H-O-R-S-E title

April 10, 2019

Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson joins the Wisconsin Robotics team with their victory celebration. Bruce Kluckhohn/AP Images for Land O’Lakes…

Student-led On Wisconsin Powwow brings ‘the spirit of home straight to campus’

April 3, 2019

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event April 6 and 7 that will feature cultural education, dancing, food, crafts and drums. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the Grand Entries taking place at 1 p.m. each day.

Returning adult students honored for hard work through challenges

March 29, 2019

Aysha Dominquez takes a full load of classes, while raising a family and commuting from Beaver Dam. She, and Olivia Wine, won the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award.

Visit by fraternity and sorority experts includes open session

March 27, 2019

A team of national experts will begin a four-day campus visit Sunday as part of a proactive review to strengthen fraternity and sorority life.

From track to pool to ice: UW celebrates national championships

March 25, 2019

There was no shortage of national titles to celebrate Monday night at the Kohl Center as fans gathered to pay tribute to the women's hockey team, fresh from their fifth championship, as well as champion swimmer Beata Nelson and runners Alicia Monson and Morgan McDonald.

Badgers win 5th national hockey title

March 24, 2019

Wisconsin is on top of the collegiate hockey world once again after defeating Minnesota, 2-0, to claim the 2019 NCAA National Championship on Sunday.