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2023-2024 Updates

Download the 2023 "W Project" Photo

In fall 2023, we celebrated with over 7,900 new Badgers during The W Project on Camp Randall field! Download this year's commemorative photo.

7,400 new students gather on Campus Randall field to form the Wisconsin W. A border on the photo reads: "Welcome Badgers! Class of 2027." The UW–Madison crest and logo for the university's 175th anniversary sit in the bottom corners of the image.

Get Your FREE Go Big Read Book

Each year, our campus gathers to bridge learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom through the Go Big Read book. Pick up a free copy at College, Memorial, Steenbock, Ebbing, Law, or Merit Library.

Cover of the 2023 Go Big Read common read book, "How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion" by David McRaney

Check Out the Bucky List

In between Wisconsin Welcome events, don’t forget to explore your new home. The Bucky List gets you started with iconic Madison experiences like hiking Picnic Point, visiting the free Henry Vilas Zoo, and more!

A student takes a photo with Bucky Badger outside Library Mall.

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Whether it’s getting involved, planning an event, or volunteering to support new students, there are opportunities with Wisconsin Welcome!

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