Advice for Financial Success: ‘Pay Attention’

Coming to college is all about learning. From conducting groundbreaking research, to perfecting your elevator pitch, it’s a given that you’ll be picking up some new skills throughout your time at UW-Madison. However, some of this need-to-know knowledge may not be exactly what you think of when imagining a college education. Take, for instance, learning…

Madison: “The Things I’ll Carry”

        I  have always been a terrible packer. For sleepovers, and even #UWSOAR, I overpacked; half the stuff in the duffel bag I brought I did not even wear. So as I have started packing for Madison, I have tried my best to only bring the essentials, reminding myself that home was not far away….

Eva: “Moving is Not Easy”

As I arrived to start my life at UW-Madison, I faced a lot of unexpected challenges. I did not expect to miss all of my friends as much as I do, I did not think it would be so hard to say goodbye to my parents, and, most of all, I did not expect it…

Barbara: “The Meaning of ‘University'”

I have always enjoyed knowing the origin of words and how their meanings have changed over time. For example, the story of the word “University” fascinates me. University means an institution of higher learning, constituted by a body of person. The word “University” is also related to the study of the universe, in all kind…

Ryan: “Pack Your Entire Life Into a Car”

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#DearUWMadison: Connecting Our Campus Through Stories

Dear World is an interactive, award-winning campaign started in 2009 that asks individuals to share one meaningful message with their audience through portraits and videos. Their team has shed light on the thousands of stories, from refugees, to corporations, to college students, all through their iconic style of writing the message on a person’s body….

Callie: “My First College Lesson”

    As my move-in day slowly crept up on me, I felt stress meander its way into my life. I found myself packing, then unpacking, while making list after list ––forgetting certain things were not an option. Being an out-of-state student, I tried to avoid forgetfulness by constantly worrying about what I needed to…

Barbara: “Being an International Badger”

Since I was a child, I saw North American movies about finishing high school, applying to universities, and receiving the expected acceptance letter.  It is amazing how that reality was so close, but even so far. I have never imagined I would have the opportunity to study in the United States. Now that this is…

Need-to-Know Resources for #FutureBadgers

The University of Wisconsin- Madison has countless resources to students. From academic tutors, to social support services- we have just about everything on our campus. Therefore, it may be difficult, at first, to navigate these many opportunities. How can you know where to begin when there are so many services available? Therefore, some of our…

Callie: “Be Awkward, Together”

Did someone say 14-mile backpacking trip? The second I heard about the opportunity to take a trip to Lake of the Clouds with Outdoor UW I was ready, if not itching, to go (not just because of all the mosquito bites I knew I would get). I brought along my love for the outdoors, my…

Finding a Favorite Study Spot for #YouAtUW

Let’s face it, between trips to The Terrace, strolls down State Street, and student organization meetings, you’ll have to carve out some time for the academic portion of your first-year experience. We take academics very seriously at UW-Madison and encourage you to find the study habits (and study location) that best suites you! Because some #FutureBadgers prefer…

Madison: “Anticipation, Anxiety, & Varsity Blues”

My two days at #UWSOAR created a mixture of feelings for me, as I would be beginning the next chapter of my life: college. SOAR brought me the excitement for new opportunities that college would provide, and I was even more excited for my classes. I love school and even enjoy doing homework; the organization…