What’s happening homecoming weekend: UW alumni ready for parade, shows, & big game

Get ready to see a whole lot of red on campus this weekend!

It’s homecoming at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and there’s a lot going on.

The fun starts Friday night at the Memorial Union. The National Pan-Hellenic Council is hosting its annual yard show where fraternities and sororities have the chance to showcase their talents. That starts at 4 p.m.

Then at 6 p.m., State Street will be packed for the homecoming parade. The route goes down both State and Gilman streets, ending at the Memorial Union. There’s a block party to follow at Alumni Park.

Saturday is the big game at 2:30 p.m. at Camp Randall. The eighth ranked Badgers are facing a challenge this week: Michigan State, 4-2 this season, and recently bounced from the AP Top 25 poll.

If you don’t have a ticket to the game, but still want to watch it with fellow fans, you can do so at the Pyle Center, Union South, or the Memorial Union.

As usual, the game day Badger Bash starts 2 1/2 hours before the game at Union South. Badgerville is hosted at the engineering mall; anyone can pop by for a hot dog and a toss of the pigskin.

Saturday night, there’s a comedy show at the Wisconsin Historical Society, which is free to attend.

No events are planned for Sunday.

Click here for a full schedule of 2019 UW Homecoming events.

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