Welcome Picnic

Check out a video of our 2019 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 Welcome Picnic is back!  We have scheduled the picnic for Saturday, September 4th 2021, at 11am at Brittingham Park.

Students/Scholars:  Sorry, we are unable to accept any further student registrations for the Welcome Picnic as full capacity has been reached.

Volunteers:  Register here to help

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