Homecoming is November 5 – 12, 2016.
Homecoming reconnects Badgers with the spirit and tradition they love about the UW. From on campus activities to on the field action, every Badger will be able to find reasons galore to return for this beloved moment in time.
Join Anders Holm ’03 as he recaps his journey from the history classroom to Comedy Central.
Light of the Moon 5K
If you want to be a Badger, just run/walk along with us on Lakeshore Path.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Five-Year Program, the legacy of the Academic Advancement Program, and the promise of the Center for Academic Excellence.
Global Hot Spots: Homecoming Edition
In celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare, learn about the impact that your favorite bard had not only on literature, but the world!
UW Homecoming Parade
Experience the spirit that tradition built, and get ready for Homecoming at this year’s parade!
Alumni Celebration Dinner
Join alumni, honorees, and special guests for a reception and dinner, followed by a relaxing after-party.
This is the official pregame party — overflowing with fun, food, and festivities — that’s the place for Badgers to be.
Wisconsin vs. Illinois Football Game
Root for the Badgers as they battle the Fighting Illini.
Watch for more info coming soon.
More than a century of Homecoming history
Since 1911, Badgers have been coming back to campus to celebrate their alma mater.
Alumni, students, friends, and fans had such a good time during this year’s Homecoming that they couldn’t stop telling everyone about it … and we mean everyone!Read More >
In 2001, Pete Christianson ’71, JD’77 embarked on a mission to collect all of the UW’s Homecoming buttons since the event began in 1911.Via On Wisconsin
Downtown streets to be closed for 2015 Homecoming ParadeVia WAA
Return to the UW for the time-honored tradition of Homecoming, and relive what you love about this spirited event thanks to WAA’s ready-made party! When you celebrate among Badgers, you celebrate among friends.Via WAA
On October 17, our plucky Badgers will take on Purdue in 2015’s Homecoming game. This will be the 105th edition of Madison’s October classic, and the 83rd meeting between the UW and the Purdue Boilermakers.Read More >
Did you know that, in 1948, UW students tried to replace the live badger mascot with a live raccoon? Of course, it didn’t catch on (as if a raccoon could replace Bucky). Here are the ten best moments in UW Homecoming history.Read More >
From a game that was over essentially before it began to pre-game festivities that alumni never wanted to end, UW Homecoming 2014 was an all-around Big (Ten) success.Read More >
Traditions are bound to come and go anytime a celebration spans the decades - and University of Wisconsin-Madison Homecoming is no exception.Read More >
In the 1920s, some UW students celebrated Homecoming by dressing up as rail-riding migrant workers.Read More >