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Tradition. Pride. Connection.

Check Out a Number of Homecoming Highlights

Another chapter was just added to the storied tradition of UW Homecoming. And 2022’s festivities were a total hit. Let’s count the ways alumni, friends, and fans got to Celebrate On.

625: The Multicultural Yard Show drew an enthusiastic audience of 625 (up from 400 last year) to see Greek organizations from the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council step, stroll, and stomp.

3,601: The popular Block Party treated nearly 4,000 Badgers to an unseasonably warm fall evening filled with music, crafts, stargazing, and other spirited Homecoming activities.

2,400: Thousands of Block Party revelers also got pumped at the pep rally on the Terrace Stage, which featured members of the women’s basketball team including Brooke Schramek, Tyler Wahl from the men’s basketball team, the UW Marching Band, Bucky Badger, and a fabulous fireworks display.

244: Nearly 250 turned out for the inaugural Divine Nine Plaza Kickback to celebrate the history and contributions of the Black fraternities and sororities that form the National Pan-Hellenic Council at UW–Madison.

300: Along with cheering on the Badger football team, a group of 300 fans enjoyed a buffet, signature drink, 360-degree photo booth, two DJs, and variety of games at the Multicultural Homecoming Tailgate and Watch Party.

35–24: The final score of a decisive Homecoming game that saw Wisconsin knock off Big Ten rival Purdue.

36: With the help of 36 Wisconsin Homecoming Committee members, and many other staff members and volunteers, UW Homecoming 2022 continued the tradition of strengthening Badgers’ connections to campus.

Countless: Here’s to all the other too many to name events and activities that took place across the campus sponsored by various schools, colleges, departments, and student and alumni groups — from the Annual Blood Drive, UW Homecoming Parade, Black Badger Homecoming Happy Hour, Laughter Is Medicine Native Comedy Night and Cooweeja Reception, Public History Project Shifting and Reckoning Exhibit, and more.

2–7: Save the date for UW Homecoming 2023: October 2–7.

Thank you to our UW Homecoming 2022 sponsors

American Family Insurance Logo
UW Credit Union
Capitol Lakes logo
The University Book Store
Smart Motors


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.

How will you celebrate the UW? Check out the ways you can join the philanthropic festivities when Day of the Badger returns March 28–29.