Campus Happenings – Before Break

First published here.

Student Affairs is providing weekly events, opportunities, and activities that Badgers can join online or in person. Building community is key to finding your home on campus. We encourage students to engage with others and find people to connect with at UW–Madison.

Join us this week for the following events and opportunities.

Tips of the week:



10-13: Vegan Taco Night with WUD Cuisine – Enjoy an evening celebrating Latin American cuisine with a vegan twist. Navigate to Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Cuisine’s social media pages to learn how to make and prepare two different types of tacos, tortillas, and salsa. Recipes available online. This is an all-day event.

11: Winter Graduate Virtual Caricature Booth  Join Wheelhouse Studios for a virtual caricature booth. The first 30 graduates to drop their selfies into the Zoom chat will receive a hand-drawn caricature of you wearing a cap and gown, sitting on a Terrace chair!  Caricatures will be drawn live. Once your caricature is drawn, a digital copy will be sent to you via email. 12-4 p.m.

11: Greater University Tutoring Services (GUTS) Study Day – Students can drop into a Zoom meeting throughout the study day event and receive help in their classes from student tutors before finals. Study and learning skills coordinators will also be present for drop-in study support throughout the day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

11: Virtual Study Jam – Join the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) and Academic Coaching & Tutoring Services for a virtual study jam. There will be a live DJ, giveaway for Grubhub gift cards, live tutors and academic support. 4-7 p.m.

15: Pre-packaged Food Box Pick-up – Request pre-packaged food boxes for pick-up, created by Open Seat, at Union South near the Wisconsin Union Hotel entrance off of Dayton Street. To request a box, please complete the form here in advance. Please submit your order by Thursday for a pick-up the following Tuesday. Boxes are packed and distributed by the Second Harvest Foodbank. 12-1 p.m. (The Open Seat will be closed December 14–January 4.). More resources here.

15: Badger Talks: Theater and the Mastery of Mind, Body and Spirit – Join Mark Hairston from UW’s African Studies Program to hear his blend of personal narrative, dramatic text, and philosophy on his practice of theater as a profession, as a means of expression, and as a unique path towards self-mastery. Noon.

19: In Case You Missed it – Cats (2020) – Don’t miss the final film of WUD Film’s In Case You Missed It series, Cats (2020). Watch the film for free anytime on Dec. 19 by filling out the request form with your Wiscmail email here. Requests must be submitted before noon on Dec 19. Due to licensing restrictions, this film is only available to UW students, faculty, and staff. 

Ongoing Events:

  • Dec. 11-18: Rec Well Self-Care Wee– During this finals week, virtual group fitness classes are FREE for all students, faculty and staff. Check out the schedule here.