The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) will celebrate Homecoming 2020 virtually from Oct. 19-24, with events and activities to safely bring alumni and the UW-Madison community together.
Events to commemorate homecoming 2020 include a digital flamingo “Fill the Hill,” a Scavenger hunt with Chancellor Rebecca Blank, a Fifth Quarter performance and the first football game of the 2020 season against the University of Illinois.
“This year, Homecoming comes to you — with the same excitement and new virtual experiences,” the WAA homecoming information page reads. “Because Homecoming is about more than a place or a game. It’s a feeling of UW pride. A legacy of achievements. A celebration of Badger spirit.”
This year’s homecoming festivities will also include Multicultural Homecoming events presented by the UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA), and the WAA Homecoming Committee.
Last year, the DDEEA also celebrated Multicultural homecoming events, but UW-Madison faced backlash after releasing a homecoming promotional video that did not include students of color and marginalized groups.
Multicultural homecoming events for this year include a discussion on “Leaders in the New Economy: Badgers in Action” on Oct. 22, which will focus on educating voters, emphasizing the importance of political engagement among people of color, and a Multicultural homecoming game night on Oct. 24 on the Zoom platform Switchboard Games.
The WAA is also presenting a virtual reopening of the new cultural centers inside the Red Gym, which include the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, Latinx Cultural Center, Black Cultural Center, and the Asian-Pacific Islander Desi American Student Center.
The full schedule to the upcoming homecoming events is available on the WAA website.