Featured 2018 Homecoming Events

SuccessWorks Rocks! featuring Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Begins at 7:30 p.m. | Shannon Hall at Memorial Union
Concert by Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. Proceeds benefit SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science.

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Fill the Hill

All Day Event
Those famous flamingos will flock to Bascom Hill again during a one-day effort that brings campus lore to life and supports the 2018 Annual Campaign.

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Wisconsin Fish Fry

4:30–8:30 p.m. | Memorial Union’s Tripp Commons
This new Friday-night-of-Homecoming tradition serves up a classic dining experience with a special performance by the Squeezettes.

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UW Homecoming Parade

6 p.m. | State Street and Gilman Street
It’s everything you expect: bands, Bucky, the UW Spirit Squad, fun floats, and more.

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Homecoming Block Party

After the parade | Alumni Park, One Alumni Place, and Memorial Union
This FREE, family-friendly event features live music, fireworks over Lake Mendota, and more.

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Multicultural Homecoming Reception

5–7 p.m. | Memorial Union’s Main Lounge
Honor and celebrate alumni who are making an impact and becoming change agents.

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Home Game Friday

1–4 p.m. | One Alumni Place
A spirited open house, Alumni Park tours, family-friendly activities, selfies with the Bucky statue and more!

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Badger Bash

8:30 a.m. | Union South
Join the Wisconsin Union for the best gameday tailgate in town. Free and open to the public at Union South.

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8:30 a.m. | Engineering Mall
Food and beer available for purchase, live music, members of the UW Band, Bucky Badger, activities for kids, & more

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Multicultural Homecoming Tailgate and Watch Party

10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Pyle Center
Reconnect with your fellow Badgers and celebrate Homecoming.

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Wisconsin vs. Illinois Football Game

11 a.m. Kickoff | Camp Randall Stadium
Root for the Badgers as they battle this Big Ten foe at the Homecoming game.


The Homecoming Block Party brought to you by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, Wisconsin Union, Isthmus, and The Red Card Meal Plan.

Thank you to our UW Homecoming 2018 sponsors:

American Family Insurance
Capitol Lakes
Fluno Center
Smart Motors
The University Book Store

The Red Shirt

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