Student Homecoming

Student Homecoming

Thank you for celebrating UW Homecoming 2014

We’d like to congratulate our Homecoming 2014 Winners:

1st place: Greek Team 5-Phi Gamma Delta, Gamma Phi Beta, Beta Theta Pi
2nd place: Greek Team 2-Theta Chi, Alpha Phi, Phi Kappa Theta, Triangle
3rd place: Greek Team 1-Chi Psi, Delta Tau Delta, Alpha Gamma Rho, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Student Organizations:
1st place: Flying Badgers
2nd place: AKPsi
3rd place: Army ROTC

Residence Halls:
1st place: Sellery Hall

Whether you missed out or just want to reminisce, check out event recaps and photos from the week on Flickr, Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you to our sponsors

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Save the Date for Homecoming 2015 – October11-17! It’s never too early to get excited for next year’s UW Homecoming. So plan now to return to campus on October 17, 2015, when Wisconsin battles Purdue.

Homecoming Events

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Homecoming Committee

Homecoming Committee

Thank you for your interest in the UW Homecoming Committee. We are a group of 45 dedicated students and enthusiastic Badgers that plan the week of Homecoming activities and events for campus. We have currently recruited, interviewed and selected our new class of Homecoming Committee members.

Thank you again for your interest!

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.

2014 On Wisconsin Society Award Honorees

Alyssa Tidemann

alyssa_tidemannAlyssa Tidemann, a junior, originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is studying pharmacology and toxicology. She’s a cheerful and ambitious person who loves to stay busy. Her passions include learning, meeting new people, and expressing her pride for UW-Madison. She fulfilled her need to meet new people and engage with younger Badgers as a sophomore while working as a peer mentor in the Bradley Learning Community. There, she organized hall-wide events to facilitate a positive first year experience for residents. This led her to her current job as a tour guide for Campus and Visitor Relations. In that role, she gets to share information, personal stories, and overall Badger excitement for the school that she loves so much with prospective students and other visitors. There is certainly no job better suited for Alyssa than one in which she can demonstrate “Jump Around” or tell cheesy jokes on a regular basis. When not in class or on a tour, she can be found at the University Hospital, where she works in a research lab as an undergraduate assistant, or possibly just eating Babcock Hall ice cream at Union South.

Jacqueline Geringer

jacqueline_geringerJacqui, a senior from Palatine, Illinois, who’s majoring in art history and community & nonprofit leadership, is the current president of the UW Collegiate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She works as a prospect research student associate for the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, a position she began after interning for the Wisconsin Alumni Association and working as a student fundraiser for the university’s Telefund. Jacqui was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Chancellor’s Convocation, where she spoke to incoming students about the value of service and the Wisconsin Experience. She plans to graduate in December 2014.

Caroline Zellmer

caroline_zellmerCaroline, a junior from Madison, is working on a microbiology and history of science double major, plus a certificate in global health. She works as an undergraduate researcher at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she investigates and develops interventions for infectious diseases. Four of her first-author research papers will be published in national infection-control journals this year. Caroline is also the academic initiatives intern at the Center for the First-Year Experience and a representative from the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS) in the Associated Students of Madison. As well, Caroline serves as a CALS ambassador, special events committee chair of Health Occupations Students of America, and a student representative on the Campus Healthcare and Dean of Students Advisory Boards. Outside of the campus community, Caroline has volunteered with the Adult Role Models in Science program in the Madison public schools and at the Wingra Clinic on South Park Street.

Neil Damron

neil_damronNeil is a senior from Syracuse, New York, majoring in political science and economics in the L&S Honors College. He’s been actively involved at the Wisconsin Union since his freshman year, rising from Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) committee member, to DLS director, to Union president as a junior. During his time at the Union, among other things, he was instrumental in the Memorial Union Reinvestment Phase II planning, the planning and execution of the second annual Revelry Music & Arts Festival, and the founding of the annual Wisconsin Festival of Ideas. Neil was also active in Model United Nations, serving as secretary general during his sophomore year. He has also served on the Dean of Students Advisory Committee and volunteered with Badger Volunteers. Currently, he’s the poverty analysis intern at the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Morgridge Center for Public Service. He hopes to use the incredible experiences he has been afforded at UW-Madison to pursue a career as a public servant in either the executive or legislative branch of the federal government.

Donya Khadem

donya_khademDonya, a senior who’s double-majoring in political science and legal studies, stays active on campus through her roles as a volunteer interpreter and translator at the UW Law School’s Economic Justice Institute; co-editor-in-chief of the Undergraduate Journal of Law, Political Science, and Public Policy; and a pre-law peer adviser at the Center for Pre-Law Advising. Donya played violin in the All-University Strings Orchestra and also served as a student representative on the Non-Academic Misconduct Panel through the Associated Students of Madison. From January through August, she was a White House intern at the Domestic Policy Council, and later at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. A Hilldale Undergraduate Research fellow, Donya is also currently completing her honors senior thesis.

Kiana Murphy

kiana_murphyKiana Murphy is a senior who’s double-majoring in English-creative writing and sociology. She is a Posse, Gates, McNair, and DC Achievers scholar who’s invested in critical race theory, literary studies, poetics, and social justice. Originally from Washington, DC, Kiana loves to explore new cultures and carries her Badger pride wherever she goes —traveling to London, Paris, and Costa Rica with UW-Madison’s study -broad programs. She recently attended UC-Berkeley’s Summer Research Opportunity Program and completed a project in the English department focused on black women’s narratives of girlhood. She’s passionate for community service and has been involved in Badger Volunteers’ middle school tutoring programs, BRIDGE, and the Jr. Leaders Program, a partnership with Madison School and Community Recreation and the education department. Kiana enjoys working with students as an undergraduate Writing Fellow for the Writing Center, and she’s devoted to creating safe, inclusive spaces in the residence halls as a diversity coordinator for University Housing. She is also the president of the UW-Madison Chapter of the Gates Association for Scholars of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In spring 2014, she was awarded the Louise Troxell Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Women by the College of Letters & Science. She aspires to attend graduate school next fall to study English with an emphasis in African-American literature, and to eventually become a professor.



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

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