Homecoming 2020

Traditions. Pride. Connections.

This year, Homecoming comes to you — with the same excitement and new virtual experiences. Because Homecoming is about more than a place or a game. It’s a feeling of UW pride. A legacy of achievements. A celebration of Badger spirit. See a complete schedule of Homecoming week activities.

There’s something for every Badger to enjoy. Join us for a variety of fun, family-friendly, and Multicultural Homecoming events and activities. Even though we can’t tailgate at the Pyle or jump around in the stands, check out the following schedule of events to continue the tradition — wherever you are!

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

Featured WAA Homecoming Week Events

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Thank you to our UW Homecoming 2020 sponsors

American Family Insurance
Capitol Lakes
Smart Motors
The University Book Store


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Featured Campus Events

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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 kick-off 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. Register Now!

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 6th 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.

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!



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