Babcock Dairy is standing by to mix batches of anniversary ice cream in celebration of the University of Wisconsin’s 175th year. But before they can begin, we need your help choosing the flavor!
Some history-changing ideas that continue to reverberate around the globe got their start right here on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.
The launch day festivities marked the beginning of UW’s 175th anniversary celebrations, which will continue through the academic year.
“This anniversary celebration is every bit as much about the future as the past,” Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin said. “We need to ask, ‘How can we make sure that our 175-year-old institution will shine even more brightly on its 200th birthday?’”
The new statue, featuring iconography that represents the university’s past, present, and future, was painted by Art Professor John Hitchcock, with assistance from UW–Madison student Kaylee Herrmann, an undergraduate with the Art Department.
A community kickoff event at Memorial Union will officially launch the festivities on the evening of July 26, 2023 — 175 years to the day since the state’s first governor and legislature created the University of Wisconsin.
This July, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will kick off a year-long celebration to mark 175 years of constant trailblazing, ground-breaking research discoveries and defining cultural movements.