Students and Residence Life staff at a training event

Events & Activities

Life in the residence halls provides you with thousands of opportunities year-round to make friends, make connections, have fun, and get involved. Our Residence Life department plans many fun programs for residents throughout the academic year.

In addition to these larger events, each residence hall plans a variety of community-based programs. You can find out more information about these activities by looking for upcoming events in your housing portal, reviewing community postings, or your residence hall staff (House Fellow, Residence Life Team Assistant, or Residence Life Coordinator).

Note: These programs are for UW–Madison students living in University Residence Halls only, unless noted otherwise.

For other events going on across the campus outside of University Housing, visit the UW–Madison events calendar.

Housing staff: submit an event to be added to the calendar.

Wisconsin Late Night

Wisconsin Late Night is designed to provide events and programs for evenings to help students connect to campus, meet new people, and continue to have fun as the academic week comes to an end.

Wisconsin Weekdays

Wisconsin Weekdays is designed to provide events and programs with the opportunity for community and relationship building with their peers, as well as education about themselves and the world around them.


Our Dining staff say the only thing they love more than our students is celebrating the beauty of food with them! Throughout the year, they offer a variety of ways for you to try new food and indulge in old favorites.

Residence Hall Advisory Board

The Residence Hall Advisory Board is a paid opportunity for a group of students to represent their residence hall by sharing the student perspective with the Residence Life leadership staff. For more information about the RHAB position, or to share feedback about your residence hall experience, contact your Residence Life Coordinator or Residence Life Team Assistant.


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"Living on-campus provided me with a vibrant community where I could easily connect with peers, access valuable resources, and fully immerse myself in the college experience. From engaging residence hall events to convenient dining options, it truly enhanced my academic journey."

Imani G., Cole Residence Hall

Wisconsin Welcome

Wisconsin Welcome is designed to welcome new and returning students to campus, with events and programs to help you find your place at UW–Madison. It’s a chance to find answers to your questions, learn about academics, find your way around campus, and discover all that the university has to offer.

Campus Involvement

Center for Leadership and Involvement – CfLI

Check out the CfLI website to find information about organizations on campus you may wish to join. Get involved, and start making friends across the entire campus!

The Wisconsin Union

The Wisconsin Union provides everything from a place to hang out, study, or eat to concert programming, meeting rooms, and various classes and seminars, and that’s still just the beginning! Follow the links below to learn more about the things you can do on campus through the union.

Wisconsin Union – This page has links to everything you will need to know about the Union, including building hours, event schedules, and the TITU (Today In The Union) list for the Memorial Union.

WUD – “Be Active, Get Involved, Promote, Plan, Participate.” The Wisconsin Union Directorate is 11 committees that organize, plan, promote, and host the many events that occur in the Union, including concerts, films, sailing, Distinguished Lecture Series, and Alternative Breaks. Join a WUD committee to have a say in the entertainment and events that happen on your campus!

The Morgridge Center for Public Service

The Morgridge Center provides volunteering and civic engagement opportunities for the entire UW–Madison campus. Visit their site to learn about how you can get involved and start making a difference!