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A sunny return to campus

March 23, 2022

Students enjoyed a glorious return from spring break, as Monday, the first full day of spring, was sunny and warm. They returned to new mask guidance, which no longer requires masks to be worn indoors, with some exceptions.

Makerspace fun: Waxing skis, snowboards

February 22, 2022

On Feb. 18, the creators at UW Makerspace turned to a light-hearted task: Waxing skis and snowboards.

‘Stroll’ wows crowd at Kohl Center

February 14, 2022

Members of UW–Madison "Divine Nine" fraternities and sororities performed a stroll — a dance often performed in a line by Greek letter organizations to represent power and unification — on Feb. 12 at the Kohl Center.

Soul Talk: Food, then discussion

February 12, 2022

Soul Talk, a UW–Madison Black History month event, featured plenty of good eating and vigorous discussion. A soul food dinner was followed by an interactive talk about social justice and Black representation in the media.

‘Tis better to roast a marshmallow than curse the cold

February 11, 2022

The Wisconsin Union's Winter Carnival is in full swing this weekend, with ice fishing, s'mores, mini-golfing on ice, snowboarding and more.

Celebrating the tiger’s entrance

February 8, 2022

More than 120 people participated in a Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the Malaysian Student Association in the Multicultural Center Lounge in the Red Gym on Feb. 5, one of several celebrations by student groups.

Scenes from start of semester

January 26, 2022

The semester started Jan. 25 with routines both familiar – moving briskly to class through the cold, masking up indoors – and new – picking up free surgical masks and take-home COVID-19 antigen tests at the unions.

Need a New Year’s resolution? Read a book a day. This undergrad did.

January 14, 2022

Kyla Vaughan, a double-major in English and history, attributes her accomplishment to being a naturally fast reader and making reading a priority.

Regents approve increase in nonresident undergraduate tuition

December 10, 2021

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s nonresident undergraduate tuition will increase $743 for the 2022-23 academic year under a plan approved Friday by the UW System Board…

UW–Madison rises in rankings for study abroad, international students

November 15, 2021

The report lists UW–Madison as No. 4 among all U.S. universities for study abroad participation and No. 19 for number of international students.

UW–Madison student voting rose in 2020, exceeds national rate

November 2, 2021

Student voter turnout increased 7.4 percentage points in last year’s presidential election, rising to 72.8 percent of eligible students in 2020 from a rate of 65.4 percent in 2016.

Homecoming swings into high gear

October 29, 2021

Campus came alive Friday night with Homecoming activities, with the Homecoming Parade down State Street, a pep rally at Alumni Park, and the Multicultural Homecoming Yard Show at Memorial Union.

Family weekend fun

October 9, 2021

Over 1,300 families came to campus for UW–Madison's Family Weekend from Oct. 7 to 9. They explored campus, played games and had a lot of fun.

UW–Madison 13th among public universities in Wall Street Journal rankings

September 21, 2021

The rankings are based on 15 key indicators that assess colleges in four areas: outcomes, resources, engagement and environment.

A club for everything, from art to chess to boxing

September 15, 2021

Students got a chance to learn about special-interest groups, activities and services offered by more than 400 registered student organizations on campus during the Student Organization Fair on Sept. 14 at the Kohl Center.

And they’re back! Students embrace campus life again

September 6, 2021

As evidenced by the smiles and fist bumps, there is nothing quite like being back on campus. Take a look at some the activities — painting, volleyball, ice cream socials.

New Mercile J. Lee Scholars start to build community

September 1, 2021

Incoming students in the Mercile Lee Scholars Program took part in a community building exercise during an orientation session held at Carson Gulley Center on Aug. 30.

An annual ritual: Moving into the residence halls

August 30, 2021

Residence hall move-in at the University of Wisconsin–Madison started Monday, Aug. 30, and it was a happy occasion for many students.

A good day to spike and dig

June 24, 2021

With in-person activities resuming on campus, Students enthusiastically took part in a sand volleyball tournament.

‘It prepared me so well’: First graduate of precollege program for Native students reflects on time at UW–Madison

June 23, 2021

Williams was a sophomore at Seymour Community High School in 2014 when he was in the first cohort of ITA students from the Oneida and Lac du Flambeau communities. He is the first to graduate from UW–Madison.