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Welcome New Students

Welcome to UW-Madison! Pres House is one of the best places on campus to find deep friendships, engagement, and community. Pres House welcomes all new students from all backgrounds. Bring ALL of who you are!

“There are many ways to get connected to the Pres House community and we invite you to check out the different opportunities by checking out the side bar (Small Groups, Trips/Retreats, Events, Graduate Students, Young Professionals, Leadership). If you are new to Madison, we especially invite you to the following Welcome Events:

What I Wish I Knew as a Freshman Ice Cream Social ~ Friday, August 31st, 1:00 pm
Get insider tips from older students, meet new friends, and enjoy Babcock Hall ice cream. Check out a preview of some tips on our blog.

Sober Tailgate ~ Friday, August 31st, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Come get hyped for the first home football game and party sober with Live Free Student Wellness and Pres House!

Fall Kickoff Worship Services ~ Sunday, September 2nd & 9th, 4:30 pm
Join us for our weekly worship where eating dinner together is part of gathering.

Welcome Backpack ~ Monday, September 3rd, 1:00 pm
Faith in Action: Our faith is lived by serving others and advocating for justice. Join us to learn about poverty in Madison and put together hygiene kits for local youth.

FRUNCH ~ Tuesday, September 4th, 12:00 pm
Immediately after the Chancellor’s Convocation, head down East Campus Mall for a free lunch at Pres House. Bring a friend!

What I Wish I Knew as a Graduate Student: Dessert & Panel ~ Tuesday, September 11th, 7:00 pm
Welcome gathering for new graduate students to connect and learn about how to thrive in graduate school. Dessert served. Check out a preview of some tips on our blog.

Join a Small Group
Being a part of a small group is one of THE BEST ways to get connected with new friends and find support in your first semester on campus.

Study Lounge
Need a good place to study? Pres House is here for you. Open Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm and Sunday 2pm-9pm. Free coffee, WiFi, and friendly faces. Bring friends. All are welcome.

Press House - Welcome New Students
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