Welcome Picnic

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, scholars and their families.  Brittingham Park, located on Monona Bay, is a perfect setting to enjoy a fall day in Madison. Each year hundreds of international visitors gather with Madison community members for a day of food, fun and friendship.

  • Make connections with students and residents.
  • 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 all the students who registered to attend the picnic.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at 11:00am. Registration for students to attend the 2023 picnic is now closed.

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

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