Welcome Picnic - Volunteers

Check out a video of our 2021 Picnic!

Welcome Picnic is an annual MFIS event held at the beginning of the fall semester to welcome newly-arriving international students and scholars.  Brittingham Park, located on Monona Bay, is a perfect setting to enjoy a fall day in Madison. Each year hundreds of international visitors gather for a day of food, fun and friendship. Volunteers are the key to making this event one that students will always remember!

  • Make connections with students.
  • Enjoy a typical Wisconsin picnic lunch.
  • Sing along with UW cheer songs.
  • Play games.

Questions?  picnic@mfismadison.org


The  2023 Welcome Picnic is scheduled for 11:00am on Saturday, September 9th, 2023 at Brittingham Park, 829 West Washington Avenue in Madison.

Thank You to volunteers who are supporting the MFIS Picnic.  Registration for volunteers at the 2023 picnic is now closed.

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