Colleagues, Alumni and Friends:
As you all know, our administrative evolution required a pause in August. Now that we’re up and running stronger and more focused than ever, we plan to join the larger movement to re-establish a Multicultural Badger Homecoming Tradition. In partnership with several groups across campus, we have planned a full weekend of events designed to reunite multicultural Badger alumni, their friends and families to “bring the victory home” in the truest sense of the word. Every graduate, every job, every career, every child directly and indirectly lifted to a brighter future brings the victory home. Likewise, “Varsity” applies to every referral, reference, hire and post-undergraduate pursuit of multicultural UW Badgers. We have much to celebrate and reflect on.
So…we are hosting the closing dance and reception for Multicultural Homecoming 2013, which we hope you will plan to attend, as well as spread the word:
An Evening on the Town: Multicultural Alumni Soiree
Featuring Award-Winning Music Producer & Deejay Greg “Jinx” Doby
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
Valued Inclusive Partners (VIP) Reception: 8-9 p.m.
The Soiree: 9 p.m. to midnight
Overture Center Promenade Hall and Lounge
Dress to Impress, free admission, cash bar, music, dancing, food and fun
This outreach event is pivotal in developing a cross-generational network of alumni and ally mentors and contacts for our students as they work to graduate, secure pre-professional training like internships, and ultimately find employment. The University of Wisconsin-Madison also benefits from the support and affirmation of our work and its result throughout the broader community. Finally, we will position ourselves to reap the benefits of drawing increased sponsorship, partnership and funding when we remember that inclusive excellence also applies to the relationships we foster with the communities we serve, draw from and live in.
That said, we want to share joyous Badger Pride – with a purpose – through a concerted effort to get together and have some fun for this year’s Homecoming Weekend. Please forward to your friends and colleagues!
UW Multicultural Homecoming
The Wisconsin Alumni Association® presents:
UW Multicultural Homecoming, October 11–13, 2013
Rediscover your alma mater October 11–13 and enjoy a weekend of reminiscing, networking and Badger spirit. Catch up with old friends and make some new ones during this celebration, featuring the following events:
Friday, October 11, 2013
- UW Multicultural Homecoming Cocktail Party (following the Homecoming Parade) | 7:30–11:00 p.m. Fluno Center — Skyview Lounge (located on the eighth floor) 601 University Avenue, Madison $25 for UW-Madison alumni and friends; $15 for recent graduates of UW-Madison (2008–2013)
Start the weekend at one of the swankiest cocktail parties ever thrown on campus! Sit back, relax and network with fellow Badgers while enjoying gorgeous views of Madison at night! Includes live jazz and Latin music performances, along with hors d’oeuvres and more. Click here to register now!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
- UW Multicultural Homecoming Brunch | 8:30–10:30 a.m. Fluno Center — Executive Dining Room 601 University Avenue, Madison $15 per person
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Multicultural Student Center and the 44th Reunion Celebration of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Zeta Xi Core Chapter! Delight in delicious food and great company while getting in the Badger spirit. Click here to register! BONUS! A limited number of special ticket packages, which include one ticket to the UW Multicultural Homecoming Brunch and one ticket to the Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Homecoming football game are available for just $85 each. Click here to get yours today — they won’t last long!
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Zeta Xi Core Chapter 44th Anniversary Reunion Celebration | 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. “Remembering the Past, Reflecting on the Present and Preparing for the Future of Zeta Xi” Fluno Center, Room 221 601 University Avenue, Madison FREE
Zeta Xi members are invited to participate in the rededication ceremony featuring a mural presentation and tree dedication honoring the sorority. The event is free to Zeta Xi members, but please register by clicking here. For Zeta Xi initiates and former advisors only!
- BADGER HUDDLE® Homecoming Tailgate | Noon–2 p.m. The Wisconsin Field House $45 per person
Enjoy camaraderie, delicious Wisconsin-style foods and beverages, plus appearances by Bucky, the UW Spirit Squad and UW Marching Band! A limited number of tickets to the coveted Homecoming tailgate are available for $45 each — but they won’t last long! All HUDDLE® attendees will also receive a commemorative Homecoming button. Click here to get your tickets to the Homecoming HUDDLE® today!
- Wisconsin vs. Northwestern | 2:30 p.m. Kickoff Camp Randall Stadium $115 per person
Attendees of UW Multicultural Homecoming are invited to purchase Homecoming packages through the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Normally available only to Wisconsin Alumni Association members, these ticket packages include:
- One ticket to the BADGER HUDDLE® Homecoming tailgate at the Wisconsin Field House
- One ticket to the Wisconsin Homecoming football game vs. Northwestern
UW Multicultural Homecoming Game Watch Party | Starting at 2 p.m. Fluno Center — Study Pub, 8th Floor FREE
Cheer on the Wisconsin football team as it takes on Northwestern from the comfort of the Fluno Center’s cozy Study Pub. This event is free to all participants of UW Multicultural Homecoming and includes hors d’oeuvres. Drinks will be available for purchase. Card games and other activities will be available.
- National Pan-Hellenic Council Annual Stepshow and Step Afrika! Performance | 7:00 p.m. Overture Center for the Arts 201 State St., Madison $7 per person — click here to purchase tickets in advance.
Prepare to be amazed! Delight in the talents of Step Afrika! as it wows the audience with its thrilling performance of Stomp da Madness. Co-sponsored by Madison College. *Please note: Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.