Student Homecoming

Student Homecoming

Be part of a Wisconsin tradition 103 years in the making! Experience the thrill of competition and give back to community all week long! From the Blood Drive and Badger Games to the Homecoming Parade and the big football game, you will not want to miss a minute!

Register your team to participate in Homecoming 2014.

Dress It Up

Are you RED-y for Homecoming? Celebrate your alma mater anywhere in the world when you wear The Red Shirt™, Seventh Edition — the official t-shirt of Homecoming 2014! Wear the The Red Shirt™ from October 19-25 to receive discounts at these businesses: Qdoba, Jamba Juice, Espresso Royale, IT’SUGAR, Chazen Museum of Art Store and AJ Bombers!

Thank you to our sponsors

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Be part of a Wisconsin tradition 103 years in the making! Experience the thrill of competition and give back to community all week long! From the Blood Drive and Badger Games to the Homecoming Parade and the big football game, you will not want to miss a minute!

Homecoming Events

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Homecoming Committee

Homecoming Committee

Love to show off your Badger pride? Interested in planning or marketing events? Want to be a part of a century-old Badger tradition? Homecoming Committee is perfect for you! Homecoming Committee is a group of bright, intelligent, and passionate students that work behind the scenes to plan all aspects of Homecoming Week. We are currently looking for new members for the 2015 calendar year who embody the Wisconsin Idea and want to make a difference on this campus.

Apply for the Homecoming Committee.

Applications are due November 1 at 11:59 p.m. Interview will take place 11/4-11/7.

On Wisconsin Society

On Wisconsin Society

The On Wisconsin Society is an annual award bestowed by the UW Homecoming Committee that honors exceptional UW-Madison students of junior or senior standing. Members of the On Wisconsin Society exemplify the Wisconsin Experience: they are student leaders who have contributed in a meaningful and lasting way to the UW campus, made notable achievements in their academic, volunteer or professional life, and have demonstrated Badger spirit in the energy, initiative, creativity and drive in their accomplishments. Previous award winners were student organization leaders, campus ambassadors, and community activists whose impact reached beyond the University.

Each year, students selected as recipients of the On Wisconsin Society award are honored as part of the Homecoming celebration. They join Homecoming activities as distinguished students and are acknowledged for their achievements throughout the week, including recognition on the field of Camp Randall during the Homecoming football game. Additionally, each member of the On Wisconsin Society receives a life membership to the Wisconsin Alumni Association worth $650 for their outstanding efforts and a nominal scholarship.

Interviews are taking place October 13-15. Please check back for the 2014 winners!

2013 On Wisconsin Society Award Honorees

Caitlin DeVos x’14
Caitlin, a senior from Plymouth, Minnesota, is the former Co-President of Colleges Against Cancer on campus and the current Chair of the American Cancer Society Midwest Youth Advisory Team. During Caitlin’s time as Co-President of Colleges Against Cancer, the Relay For Life at UW-Madison event grew to become the #13 Collegiate Relay For Life in the nation. Caitlin has dedicated two of her spring breaks to serving across the country with Students Today, Leaders Forever and planned the Pay It Forward spring break trip as Bus Core in 2012. Caitlin is a Youth Counselor for Badger Volunteers this semester and worked as the SOAR Advising and Logistics Intern for the Center for the First-Year Experience. Caitlin is a Community and Non-Profit Leadership and Sociology double major and plans to graduate in May 2014.

Gary Filipp x’14
Gary is a senior History and Economics double major with certificates in Leadership and European Studies hailing from Fitchburg, Wisconsin. He is currently the Vice President for Program Administration at the Wisconsin Union where he founded Wisconsin Union Analytics, a program designed to ensure that the Wisconsin Union provides programming that promotes a meaningful and inclusive experience for members and guest of the Wisconsin Union. Gary is also the founder of Americans Elect, a former tutor for Schools of Hope, and a member of the Wisconsin Consulting Club. He plans to graduate in May 2014.

Gwendolyn Omolabi x’15
Gwendolyn, a senior double major in Economics and Finance, Investment and Banking, stays active on campus through her position as President of the African Students Association (ASA) and as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a historically black service organization committed to campus service. As President of ASA, Gwendolyn is leading an effort to raise supplies such as wheel chairs and money to aid students at St. Rita, a school in Cameroon for students with special needs. Gwendolyn played Euphonium in the UW Marching Band for two years and served as a tutor for Schools of Hope and Greater University Tutorial Services (GUTS).

Tylee Schraufnagel x’13
Tylee comes to Wisconsin from Strafford, New Hampshire and is a student in the Athletic Training program. She serves as a representative for UW-Madison to the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Senate, Co-President of the Association of Athletic Training Students, and Co-Founder and Co-President of the Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety. Tylee and her fellow Athletic Training Students in Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety attend Madison community events and visit youth organizations to promote the use of helmets and the importance of keeping the brain safe during activity. Tylee is currently fulfilling her clinical experience at Madison West High School and will graduate in December 2013.

Jacob Steiner x’14
Jacob, a senior studying Political Science with a certificate in Business, is from Lodi, Wisconsin. He is currently Chair of Pi Sigma Alpha, UW-Madison’s Political Science Honor Society, and a member of the UW Mock Trial Team, an organization he joined as a freshman and chaired last year. As a former undergraduate representative on the Search and Screen Committee for the Dean of the College of Letters & Science and as an Advocacy Intern for the Wisconsin Alumni Association, Jacob has spent a significant amount of time during his student career sharing UW-Madison’s story from the student perspective. Jacob intends to graduate in May 2014.



Be a part of the tradition!

Homecoming celebrations at UW-Madison bring together thousands of students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members every fall to participate in a variety of activities in and around the UW campus. From the Badger Games to the Parade down State Street to the Homecoming football game, the city is abuzz for days with the spirit and traditions that make UW-Madison great.

With your UW Homecoming sponsorship, you’ll get access to thousands of students, alumni and community members who are interested in your product or service.

Please take a few moments to review this year’s events and the sponsorship opportunities available to enhance your business. Please note that we are open to discussing various means beyond traditional marketing tactics to ensure you reach your target audience in a creative, unique and attention-grabbing manner.

Event Attendance

  • Homecoming Kickoff Bash: 5,000+ students, faculty and staff
  • Homecoming Parade: 10,000+ alumni, students, community members, faculty and staff
  • Spirit Parade/Yell like Hell: 1,000+ students
  • Badger Games: 250+ students
  • Trivia Night: 200+ students
  • Blood Drive: 1,000+ students, faculty and staff
  • Shooting Down Cancer: 2,000+ students

Benefits to You and Your Business

  • Unique access to UW-Madison students
  • Event-naming opportunities
  • Web site linking/logos
  • Name announcement, recognition or banners at events
  • Product placement/sampling
  • Recognition in alumni e-newsletters
  • Recognition/ad space in alumni publications
  • Opportunities to engage your target market
  • Web traffic on student web pages

The Red Shirt™

Offer an exclusive discount to customers wearing The Red Shirt™, the official T-shirt of Homecoming 2014, from October 19 to 24.

Sign Up

Complete this form to become a sponsor.

For more information on how to become a sponsor for UW Homecoming email the sponsorship team at