Homecoming 2020

Traditions. Pride. Connections.

Who would’ve thought that a UW Homecoming where everybody stayed home would be a success? Yet it was … and then some! Thanks to a variety of online events and activities, Badgers of all ages found something to enjoy. And, a big Wisconsin win over Illinois in the Homecoming football game gave us even more reasons to smile. To relive some of the Homecoming 2020 moments, or experience them for the first time, check out the links below. Then let’s all look forward to next year in the hopes that we can celebrate back on campus once again.

Multicultural Homecoming events were brought to you in partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Educational Achievement, and the WAA Homecoming Committee.

Past Events

Scavenger Hunt

Family-Friendly Scavenger Hunt with Bucky

The hunt goes on! If you missed the event during Homecoming, you can still search for everyday objects with everyone’s favorite mascot, Bucky Badger — now when it fits into your schedule. What you’re sure to find is your family having a great time. Let the hunt begin!

Grand WI Opening

Grand WI-Opening: An Inside Look at the Red Gym’s New Cultural Centers

Enjoy a virtual tour of the Red Gym’s newly renovated spaces — and the unveiling of a commissioned work of art — when it’s convenient for you. It’s a perfect opportunity to explore the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, Latinx Cultural Center, and Asian-Pacific Islander Desi American Student Center. Take the tour.

Fifth Quarter

Friday Night Fifth Quarter

Whether it’s pregame or postgame, a Friday, a Saturday, or any day of the week, there’s never a bad time to experience the fun of the Fifth Quarter. So relive Homecoming 2020’s version with the UW Marching Band, Tony winner André De Shields ’70, and the Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens ’09. Watch now.


Multicultural Homecoming Game Night

Alumni from all over joined for a night of fun and games which included Family Feud, Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit, and Price Is Right. Thank you to our SwitchBoard Games host, James, who also helped to make the night memorable. Check out these cool event highlight reels!

Highlight Virtual Trivia Reel || Highlight Virtual Game Reel

Thank you to our UW Homecoming 2020 sponsors

American Family Insurance
Capitol Lakes
Smart Motors
The University Book Store

Additional Homecoming Activities

Take advantage of these special offerings for more ways to spread Homecoming cheer and feel an extra boost of Badger pride.

Bucky Badger Coloring Sheet

Color in your own Bucky and be sure to share your creations using the hashtag #UWHC. Grab some colored pencils, markers, or crayons and download the image now! A special thanks to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for creating this design.

Virtual 5K

Join us as we run toward the kickoff of the 2020 Wisconsin Football season! Participants can run, walk, or jog their favorite 3.1-mile route outside or on the treadmill for the week leading up to our first game and Homecoming Weekend at the University of Wisconsin.

Bucky's Kid Club

Looking for ways to keep your child connected to the Badgers this fall? Check out Bucky’s Kids Club, presented by Culver’s! Registration is FREE, and membership includes access to exclusive youth activity packets, events, video content, and other great offers all season long. Kids sixth grade and younger are eligible to join the club today. Register Now!

UW Now Livestream: UW Traditions

UW traditions have united Badgers for generations. But where did these traditions come from? Watch this special edition of the UW Now Livestream as Jeff Wendorf ’82, Keith White ’70, MA’87, Lauren Sorensen ’20, and Sonam Dolma ’20 discuss their origins.

UW Now Livestream: UW Marching Band

From “Build Me Up, Buttercup” to the “U-Rah-Rah” of “Varsity,” the UW Marching Band has been the heart of Badger spirit for generations — and the band’s director keeps that heart beating in time! Watch this special edition of the UW Now Livestream with the two titans of UW Pride: Mike Leckrone and Corey Pompey.



Join WAA and the rest of your fellow Badgers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #UWHC to stay connected, even while we’re apart.

  • Monday: Show us Badger gear in your home
  • Wednesday: Wear red in your community or show us local landmarks
  • Friday: Throw us a Badger “W” selfie