Homecoming

Homecoming

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For complete details on Homecoming events, and to buy your Homecoming Day-of-Game packages and BADGER HUDDLE tickets, visit uwfall.com/homecoming.

RE Wisconsin

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.

RED Talk

Nov. 5
Join Anders Holm, Class of 2003 as he recaps his journey from the history classroom to Comedy Central.

Light of the Moon 5K

Nov. 9
If you want to be a Badger, just run/walk along with us on the Lakeshore Path.

Global Hot Spots: Homecoming Edition

Nov. 11
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

Nov. 11
Experience the spirit that tradition built, and get ready for Homecoming at this year’s parade!

Alumni Celebration Dinner

Nov. 11
Join alumni, honorees, and special guests for a reception and dinner, followed by a relaxing dessert social and reunion.

Homecoming BADGER HUDDLE® & Day-of-Game Packages

Nov. 12
From football tickets to the tailgate, consider this your one-stop Badger shop for cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers when they battle Illinois on Homecoming.

Wisconsin vs. Illinois Football Game

Nov. 12
Root for the Badgers as they battle the Fighting Illini.

Traditions

Traditions

More than a century of Homecoming history

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

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.

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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.

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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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Hurray for Homecoming 2014

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.

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