Convocation Day Dining Hours

Badger Welcome BBQ, Sept. 3 from 5 - 8 pm at Gordon Ave. & Four Lakes Markets. $5 for residents and $7.15 for public. Join us after Convocation for a Badger Party!

September 3, UW-Madison will be holding Convocation at the Kohl Center from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Check-in with your Academic Program/College/School for orientation activities for that morning. Free lunch will be provided for everyone at Convocation by the Chancellor’s Office. Be sure you check the Kohl Center carry-in policy before you arrive. Empty water bottles will be allowed to be carried in.

Because of this campus event, University Housing Dining Markets will have limited hours that day (most locations are only open for breakfast). Check your location and hours to see what’s open.  After Convocation, we’re throwing a Badger Party! Four Lakes and Gordon Avenue Markets will be open from 5 – 8 pm for a Badger Welcome BBQ celebrating the start of the year. Join us for outdoor games, food, music, booths with all sorts of campus resources & partners, giveaways and lots of fun! The event is $5 for residents. For more information about the event visit