Homecoming

Homecoming

Save the date for Homecoming 2018

Mark your calendar now for next year’s celebration, taking place October 14–20, 2018.

A truly REmarkable Homecoming

The sun was shining. Steve Miller was singing. Homecoming 2017 will go down as one of the most memorable in this illustrious event’s history. Throughout the week, Badger students and alumni alike converged on campus to celebrate the best of the UW. It culminated with a convincing win over Big Ten foe Maryland and a Fifth Quarter conducted by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller x’67. But the night before — Homecoming eve — may have stolen the show. Along with the always-spirited Homecoming Parade, this year introduced Badger Nation to a new tradition: the UW Homecoming Block Party. This party had U-Rah-Rah out the wazoo-rah-rah, with music, fireworks, family-friendly activities, a classic fish fry, and more. Put it all together, and it was enough to make every Badger proud.

Thank you to our UW Homecoming 2017 sponsors

American Family Insurance
Capitol Lakes
Delta Airlines
Fluno Center
Miller Lite
Smart Motors
The University Book Store

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities for Homecoming 2017, please contact our Homecoming marketing partner, Campus Media Group, Inc. at 952-854-3100 or sales@campusmediagroup.com.

Traditions

Traditions

More than a century of Homecoming history

Since 1911, Badgers have been coming back to campus to celebrate their alma mater.

Badger football fans at Camp Randall stadium.

Top 10 REASONS to RETURN

It’s Homecoming at UW–Madison: the time for Badgers to come home. That’s really the only reason you need to return. But if you want more, we have 10.

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Bucky hat Photo by Andy Manis

Letters from Home(coming)

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!

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Homecoming Buttons

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
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Homecoming, it’s not just the game

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

Paying Our Purdues

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.

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Top 10 Homecoming Moments

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.

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