Welcome New Students
Let’s be honest–moving to a new city and starting school in the middle of a global pandemic is challenging! Pres House is here to connect you to community so that you have a home and support during your time at UW-Madison.
We are committed to supporting community health and closely monitor Dane County Public Health. Events may be moved online so we encourage you to sign up for texts and emails to stay updated. In accordance with UW-Madison guidelines, Eventbrite registration is required to ensure adherence to safety protocols and appropriate numbers at all events.
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What I Wish I Knew as a Freshman ~ Thursday, August 20th, 7-8 PM (Virtual)
Hear from older students about things they wish somebody had told them before they moved to UW-Madison. This will be a virtual gathering with a panel of older students you can ask questions of; there will also be an opportunity to meet other freshmen in breakout rooms. Register here to receive link to join.
What I Wish I Knew as a Grad Student ~ Tuesday, August 25th, 7-8 PM (Virtual)
Starting graduate school is both exciting and challenging! Hear from graduate students who have been around UW-Madison about what they wish they knew before beginning. This will be a virtual gathering with an opportunity ask questions and meet other first year grad students in breakout rooms. Register here to receive link to join.
Cookie Break ~ Tuesday, September 1st, 1-4 PM
Take a break before classes begin and stop by outside of Pres House! We’ll give you an individually-wrapped Insomnia Cookie (yum!) and send you off with four other fellow Badgers to grab a spot on Library Mall for a short conversation (please wear a mask). Space is limited; register here to reserve your spot.
Grad Student Picnic ~ Friday, September 11th, 6 PM
Join us for a picnic (outdoor location TBA) and connect with other graduate students. We’ll provide the food (individually packaged), you bring your own chair or blanket/towel to sit on and drink. Please wear a mask and practice good social distancing. Space is limited; register here to reserve your spot.
Pres House Picnic ~ Saturday, September 12th, 6 PM @ Vilas Park
Food and lawn games, oh what fun! We’ll provide individually packaged food and lawn games; bring your own drink. Please wear a mask and practice good social distancing. Space is limited; register here to reserve your spot.
Welcome Worship ~ Sundays, 4:30 PM & 5:45 PM (August 30th-September 27th)
A time for connection and reflection. We will meet outside of Pres House; please wear a mask and practice good social distancing. Space is limited to 25 people; register here to reserve your spot.
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As you’re moving to a new city, make sure you’re registered to vote!
Check out the information here if you have questions.