Homecoming

Homecoming

Save the date for Homecoming 2017

Mark your calendar now for next year’s celebration, taking place October 15–21, 2017.

RE Capping Homecoming 2016

The relative warmth on the day of Homecoming didn’t stop alumni from feeling how cool it was to be back on campus. These Badger faithful enjoyed reconnecting with the UW, rehashing fond memories with friends (old and new), and rekindling their passions for all things Wisconsin. In between, there was, of course, the Homecoming game, where the Badgers battled the Illini. Put it all together, and alumni had another resoundingly spirited Homecoming.

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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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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