Get ready for Day of the Badger 2024!

Students sitting on Bascom hill. Day of the Badger logo. Text: Save the date. April 16-17.

Mark your calendars: Day of the Badger is April 16-17 this year. Let’s party with a purpose!

Day of the Badger is a spirited day of giving that unites alumni, friends, and students to strengthen the university and ensure future generations enjoy the same level of educational excellence.

How to participate:

  1. ❤️ Wear red
  2. 📱 Post about your Badger pride on social media (be sure to use the hashtag #DayOfTheBadger and tag UW Soc!)
  3. 🎁 Give back so current & future students can continue to have excellent experiences at UW-Madison

We will focus on our Andrea Michelle Sperka Scholarship, which honors a former Sociology major who tragically lost her life in an automobile accident in Botswana after completing her studies abroad during her senior year. Throughout her undergraduate years, Andrea carried a demanding academic schedule while working to help meet her educational expenses. In addition, Andrea often served as a volunteer, including work with homeless children in Madison and in South Africa. It is in Andrea’s spirit of helping others that her parents, Carol and Michael Sperka, created this fitting tribute. The Andrea Michelle Sperka Scholarship is gifted each spring to a Sociology major who exemplifies some of Andrea’s outstanding qualities.

You can get ready by following us on social media:

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Want to do even more? Join Social Badgers to stay in touch, amplify UW Soc news, and earn chances to win UW-themed prizes.

All of you–our alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends–are what makes UW Sociology so great. Thank you, and please join us in celebration!