Featured 2017 Homecoming Events

  • Oct 20 – Alumni Celebration Reception
  • Oct 20 – UW Homecoming Parade & Block Party
  • Oct 21 – BADGER HUDDLE® Homecoming Tailgate
  • Oct 21 – Wisconsin vs. Maryland Football Game

See the full list of events at uwfall.com/homecoming

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.


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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.



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.


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.


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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