Badger Welcome Groups

Badger Welcome Groups are one way the Center for the First-Year Experience is helping provide community and connection to new students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Groups are open to all incoming undergraduates students and strongly encouraged for students not living on-campus or participating in a high impact practice like FIGS or first-year seminars. There is no cost to participate in Wisconsin Welcome activities or groups.

Groups will offer:

  • An opportunity to connect with a Wisconsin Welcome Ambassador (a current undergraduate student) familiar with campus resources.
  • Virtual and in-person (when possible) small group activities
  • Ability to meet and get to know other incoming new students.
  • An opportunity to learn more about campus and the Wisconsin Experience.

Groups will be assigned based on a where a student is living for the fall semesters and admit type (freshmen and transfer students). Students living outside of Madison and taking courses virtually will be assigned to a 100% virtual group. The program will run August 27-September 20.

Sign-up has closed, please contact for more information.