New Student Events and Activities Reminder
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<<First Name>>, get involved on campus and beyond!

 Click the ISO icon above if you need a reminder on what you need to get done for check-in and orientation.

Keep reading this newsletter to learn about activities and events designed to welcome you to campus!
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Check out the ISS Events Calendar for activities designed to help you get settled in your new environment.
Did you know that Memorial Library holds almost 80 miles' worth of shelving and over 3 million volumes*? Take a Library Info Tour of this amazing resource from the experts!

Wednesday, August 29, 3-4 p.m.
Thursday, August 30, 3-4 p.m.
Friday, August 31, 2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4, 3-4 p.m.

Meet at the Memorial Library Welcome Desk

(*Source: UW Libraries)
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All Global Badgers are welcome to attend the International Student Welcome & Information Fair!

Check out student organizations and resources on campus.
Get involved. Make new friends.
Enjoy a picnic lunch with Bucky Badger!

Friday, August 31
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pyle Center
MFIS Picnic

MFIS Picnic

All new international students, scholars, and their family members are invited to join MFIS and to celebrate the start of the school year with an outdoor celebration picnic at Brittingham Park!

  • Enjoy a delicious meal & lots of fun for both children & adults
  • Meet Bucky Badger & sing popular UW-Madison songs
  • Play traditional American games and sports
  • Meet friendly local residents who want to get to know YOU

Saturday, September 1
11:00 a.m. lunch, with activities to follow

Learn more and sign up here!

Join ISS on a shopping trip to Cricket Wireless and Bed Bath & Beyond!

Sunday, September 2
12-4 p.m.
Buses will leave from the Chazen Museum

Learn more and sign up here:
Scavenger Hunt Advert
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Come join ISS and meet some new friends on a fun photo adventure around the campus and city.

Check here for more information
or to sign up!  

Monday, September 3
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Great Hall, Memorial Union

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Target has partnered with the Wisconsin Union to provide free bus service for students to Target at the Hilldale Shopping Center
Tuesday, August 21 from 5-8 p.m.
If you are interested in participating, please come to the Memorial Union at 5:00 p.m. No reservation is required.
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BRIDGE: Building Relationships in Diverse Global Environments

Join BRIDGE and be paired with a U.S. student based on your interests and personality!

The BRIDGE international friendship program helps international students connect with U.S. students to assist with the initial adjustment to the university and to the new culture. It is also an opportunity to become a part of an engaging and positive community composed of U.S. and international students.

Applications are due Sunday, September 2, by 11:59 p.m. 

Learn more and apply 
Did you miss our earlier newsletters?

Newsletter Issue I
Newsletter Issue II
Newsletter Issue III


Visit the ISS website to learn about being an international student at UW-Madison!

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