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Jump-Jump-Jump Around

At Camp Randall, Badgers jump around; in the Field House, they bounce around. Children jump up, jump up, and get down at the Family Fun Fair during UW–Madison’s open house in April. The UW held the open house as part of its 175th anniversary celebration, which runs from summer…


Badger Basics

Celebrate UW–Madison’s 175th anniversary with a deep dive into campus traditions.


Stop at the Top

Mike Leckrone is as synonymous with the Badger spirit as Bucky. This year he’s saying his good-byes after 50 years with the UW Marching Band.



On the one night of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to be someone (or something) else, there are sure to be just as many tricks as there are treats in Madison.

The city has a history of wild nights when Halloween weekend rolls around. Although the UW has hosted…


Becoming Bucky

Each spring, a small group of students vies for the chance to become the most visible member of the UW’s Spirit Squad: Bucky Badger.


13 Custom Confections

Danielle Lawry

The Babcock Hall Dairy Plant makes special ice cream flavors to honor notable Badger people and events, and we think their creativity is pretty sweet. Here is a partial list of some of the dairy’s commemorative concoctions.

Alumni Park After Dark: Chocolate ice cream…


12 Alumni Twitter All-Stars

Anders Holm returned to campus to speak at commencement in spring 2013. Bryce Richter

Anders Holm ’03 @ders8

Actor, cocreator, writer, and executive producer of Workaholics

Dan Katz ’07 @BarstoolBigCat

Cohost, Pardon My Take podcast

Jacquelyn Gill MS’08, PhD’12 @JacquelynGill

Cohost, Warm Regards podcast; ice age…


Photo Gallery: Hoofers Winter Carnival

Even Wisconsin’s harshest winters haven’t stopped students at its flagship university from outdoor antics. A tradition since the early 20th century, the UW’s Winter Carnival grew into a popular place for students who like to ski, skate or sculpt — ice sculptures, that is. (For more, read “Winter…


Winter Carnival

Bryce Richter

When frigid temperatures have settled in and sunny skies are rare, what could bring UW students out of their homework-induced hibernation for some frozen fun?

That’s the puzzle that the Wisconsin Hoofers solved when the student group took over the university’s Winter Carnival…


Ask Helen C.

Bryce Richter

Even in today’s era of selfies and Snapchat, a bulletin board in the corner of the College Library lobby has turned into a must-see spot for the library’s thousands of visitors.

Dozens of comment cards make their way into the suggestion…


Major Milestone

Grandparents University welcomes its first great-grandchild and continues a treasured tradition for one Badger family.


Dane County Farmers’ Market

It could be the cheese curds and the spicy cheese bread that set it apart. After all, the market is tucked into the heart of America’s Dairyland. Or perhaps it’s the fact that — with one hundred and sixty vendors offering their goods each week — the market is the nation’s largest producer-only farmers’ market.


Taking the Plunge

Newlyweds Matt Hill and Jessi Hill ’12 pose for a photographer at the Memorial Union’s swimming pier on a June evening before heading to their wedding reception at Tripp Commons.