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


MFIS is excited to bring back our Welcome Picnic on Sunday, August 28, at 11:00am at Brittingham Park.

We’re sorry! Our 2022 Welcome Picnic has reached capacity and student registration is now closed. Please check out our website for other fun programs that might be of interest to you. We hope you have a terrific experience at UW Madison!

All of our Welcome Picnic volunteer positions have been filled and volunteer registration for the picnic is now closed.  Thank you!


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