Preteen school girls link arms walking down the hall


A diverse group of middle school students walks down a sidewalk on campus smiling and talking. More students appear in the background.

Summer programs back on campus!

It was so exciting to have students ages 5–18 back at UW–Madison this summer for Badger Precollege and campus youth programs! Check out some of the action in this photo essay.

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Precollege students can cultivate creativity in these summer arts classes

Five arts instructors share what they’re looking forward to teaching precollege students this summer — from music production and composition to photography and creative writing.

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Black-and-white image of 25 young people on the steps of a building. The students are dressed all in white and pose with a selection of percussion instruments. Their instructor sits in a chair at the bottom of the steps in front of the students.

Celebrating 85 years of UW’s tuition waiver for musicians

Adopted in 1937, The UW Tuition Waiver Award has helped to launch the professional music careers of hundreds of students over the years.

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Rob Dz

Award-winning artist to teach hip-hop, songwriting at Summer Music Clinic

Rob Dz is a hip-hop musician, spoken word artist and Kennedy Center-certified teaching artist. This summer, he revises his role as instructor for UW–Madison’s Summer Music Clinic.

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Badger Precollege on La Movida

La directora asociada Ola Skyba conversa con La Movida Radio sobre las próximas oportunidades en Badger Precollege. Mira la entrevista aquí.

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Pedestrians and students walk among the colors of the fall leaves near Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison during autumn

Badger Precollege grads find success as UW–Madison students

The precollege program strives to help all students find their personal path to college — and to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed when they get there.

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WCATY changing its name but not its mission

The 30-year-old UW–Madison program will maintain its programs and its commitment to creating a community for academically curious students in grades 1–12.

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Badger Precollege on WORT

Assistant Dean Christopher Pevey Harry talks with WORT 89.9 FM Madison about Badger Precollege and what’s new for summer 2021.

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WCATY celebrates 30 years of engaging young learners

One former student — now an instructor with the program — shares memories of his experience at WCATY, what’s changed and what remains the same.

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Badger Precollege featured in Madison365

Madison365 features Assistant Dean Christopher Pevey Harry, who shares his goals for making Badger Precollege accessible to all interested students.

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UW–Madison Badger Precollege students and siblings Debra and James Ejiwale

New Badger Precollege programs offer enrichment, community-building, college readiness for youth

Milwaukee siblings James and Debra Ejiwale share how Badger Precollege programs help them explore topics of interest, meet new friends and get a feel for college life.

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Think like a Badger: Assistant Dean Christopher Pevey Harry talks future of Badger Precollege

The Badger Precollege team is building on a strong history of precollege programming at UW–Madison to boost access, diversity and collaboration for young learners.

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