Frequently Asked Questions

The following list of questions and answers is intended to provide you with some general information regarding your generous gift to University of Wisconsin Athletics.

General Questions

Contributions to Wisconsin Athletics provide the athletic department with the opportunity to meet immediate funding needs, such as student-athlete scholarships, travel, equipment, and other team related costs for all 23 varsity sports. Gifts provide a valuable foundation of support that helps make Wisconsin Athletics elite broad-based programs possible.

Contributions can be made in a variety of ways:

  • Online at UWBadgers.com by clicking
  • Mailing a contribution to:
    Wisconsin Athletic Development Office
    Kellner Hall
    1440 Monroe St
    Madison, WI 53711
  • Contacting the Wisconsin Athletic Development Office by phone at (608) 262-1000

All contributions to Wisconsin Athletics are considered gifts to the University of Wisconsin and are credited at full value for purposes of the donor's gift record at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. As of January 2018, a contribution that entitles the donor to purchase tickets is no longer deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes, according to IRS Code.

Consult your tax advisor for more information.

While gifts are accepted throughout the year, we recommend submitting your annual contribution by April 20th. Making your contribution by this deadline will ensure your enjoy all benefits for that year’s athletic seasons.

You must be a donor to Wisconsin Athletics in the current calendar year, January 1st - December 31st, in order to maintain active priority points. Priority points are updated six times per year and are available online at UWBadgers.com.

For 2018, priority points for Badger Select will be based on priority points as of December 31, 2017.

The UW Athletic Department is pleased to recognize supporters who make contributions to its programs in part by offering donors priority for various ticket, parking, and special event benefits. Since such opportunities can vary each year, contributions to the University are non-refundable.

Football Tickets & Parking

Yes, a limited number of season tickets become available on an annual basis in varying locations throughout Camp Randall. Football season tickets have renewed at a high level over recent seats, at or around 95%.

In addition, a limited number of Camp Randall club seats may also be available for the 2018 season. For more information on opportunities, amenities, and pricing for club seats, please click here.

One of the many benefits of being an annual fund donor to Wisconsin Athletics is that all active donors (minimum $50 contribution) have the opportunity to request football season tickets.

While all active donors have the opportunity to request season tickets, the opportunity to purchase season tickets cannot be guaranteed based on contribution amount. As an active donor in 2018 who makes a football season ticket request by April 20th, you will be assigned a personalized selection date and time in Badger Select for the opportunity to purchase seats based on availability.

We encourage you to visit Badgerselect.com for information on last year’s allocation process to determine what annual giving levels and priority point totals had the opportunity to purchase seats in various sections.

Yes, all contributions and football season ticket requests must be received by April 20th.

Qualifying donors will receive a season ticket request application from the Athletic Department. Applications are published weekly online at UWBadgers.com and are also mailed weekly from mid-March to late April. Donors may request season and single-game tickets by the April 20th deadline.

While season ticket order rates remain high, season tickets become available in nearly every section inside Camp Randall Stadium each year. Current and prospective season ticket holders have the ability to add and/or change their season ticket location during Badger Select, the user friendly online seat selection process. Personalized date and selection times for Badger Select are based on Badger Select rank (2018 Annual giving level and priority points as of Dec. 31, 2017.)

We encourage all season ticket holders to remain an active donor to Wisconsin Athletics. In addition to having a remarkable impact on the lives of our student-athletes, donors receive priority for a host of ticket, parking and special event benefits based on annual giving levels. Recommended minimum annual contributions for the opportunity to order seats in certain sections are as follows:

  • Sections E, T and FF – $400 each
  • Sections D, F, S, U, EE and GG – $300 each
  • Sections C, G, R, V, DD and HH – $200 each
  • Sections B, H, Q, W, CC and II – $100 each

Current season ticket holders and active donors to Wisconsin Athletics (minimum $50 contribution) looking to purchase additional season tickets or move their current season ticket locations should order their current football season tickets and make any applicable donations for their current seats by April 20th. During the Badger Select process, this will be the opportunity for the current season ticket holder to log in during their personalized date and selection time to add or change their current seats, based on availability. Please contact the Athletic Ticket Office with any questions at 608.262.1440.

Season Parking for Football is available during the Badger Select Selection process to all Football season ticket holders who are donors of $250 or more, based on availability. For more information please click here.

Please contact the Wisconsin Athletic Development Office at (608) 262-1000 or development@uwbadgers.com.

Men’s Basketball Tickets & Parking

The deadline for annual fund donors to request men’s basketball tickets is July 15th. A limited number of single game tickets may be available at the beginning of October. For more information, contact the UW Ticket Office at (608) 262-1440.

One of the many benefits of being an annual fund donor to Wisconsin Athletics is that all active donors (minimum $50 contribution) have the opportunity to request men’s basketball season tickets.

While all active donors have the opportunity to request season tickets, the opportunity to purchase season tickets cannot be guaranteed based on contribution amount. As an active donor in 2018 who makes a men’s basketball season ticket request by July 15th, you will be assigned a personalized selection date and time in Badger Select for the opportunity to purchase seats based on availability.

We encourage you to visit Badgerselect.com for information on last year’s allocation process to determine what annual giving levels and priority point totals had the opportunity to purchase seats in various sections.

Contributions for current season ticket holders is April 20th. Contributions and basketball season ticket requests for NEW and ADDITIONAL season tickets must be received by July 15th.

Qualifying donors will receive a season ticket request application from the Athletic Department. Applications are published bi-weekly online at UWBadgers.com and are also mailed weekly throughout June & July, starting June 14th. Donors may request season tickets until the July 15th deadline.

While season ticket order rates remain high extremely high, season tickets are likely to become available. Current and prospective season ticket holders have the ability to add and/or change their season ticket location during Badger Select, the user friendly online seat selection process. Personalized date and selection times for Badger Select are based on Badger Select rank (2018 Annual giving level and priority points as of Dec. 31, 2017.)

We encourage you to visit Badgerselect.com for information on last year’s allocation process to determine what annual giving levels and priority point totals had the opportunity to purchase seats in various sections.

We encourage all season ticket holders to remain an active donor to Wisconsin Athletics. In addition to having a remarkable impact on the lives of our student-athletes, donors receive priority for a host of ticket, parking and special event benefits based on annual giving levels. Recommended minimum annual contributions for the opportunity to order seats in certain sections are as follows:

  • Sections 107, 108, 109, 121, 122, 123, 207, 209, 221, 222 and 223 – $300 each
  • Sections 106, 110, 120, 124, 206, 210, 220 and 224 – $200 each
  • Sections 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 111, 112, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127 and 128– $100 each
  • Sections 307, 308, 309, 321, 322 and 323 – $50 each

Current season ticket holders and active donors to Wisconsin Athletics (minimum $50 contribution) looking to purchase additional season tickets or move their current season ticket locations should order their current men’s basketball season tickets and make any applicable donations for their current seats by July 15th. During the Badger Select process, this will be the opportunity for the current season ticket holder to log in during their personalized date and selection time to add or change their current seats, based on availability. Please contact the Athletic Ticket Office with any questions at 608.262.1440.

Season Parking for Men’s Basketball is available during the Badger Select Selection process to all Men’s Basketball season ticket holders who are donors of $50 or more, based on availability. For more information please click here.

Please contact the Wisconsin Athletic Development Office at (608) 262-1000 or development@uwbadgers.com.

Men’s Hockey Tickets & Parking

Yes, there is season ticket availability for both the Face-off and Slap-shot series in various areas of the Kohl Center. For more information on opportunities, click here.

Contributions and hockey season ticket requests for current season ticket holders is April 20th. Contributions and hockey season ticket requests for NEW season tickets holders must be received by June 15th.

Current and prospective season ticket holders have the ability to add and/or change their season ticket location during Badger Select, the user friendly online seat selection process. Personalized date and selection times for Badger Select are based on Badger Select rank (2018 Annual giving level and priority points as of Dec. 31, 2017.)

We encourage all season ticket holders to remain an active donor to Wisconsin Athletics. In addition to having a remarkable impact on the lives of our student-athletes, donors receive priority for a host of ticket, parking and special event benefits based on annual giving levels. Recommended minimum annual contributions for the opportunity to order seats in certain sections are as follows:

  • Sections 107, 108, 109, 121, 122, 123, 207, 209, 221, 222, and 223 - $50 each
  • Sections 106, 110, 120, and 124 - $25 each

Current season ticket holders looking to purchase additional season tickets or move their current season ticket locations should order their current men’s hockey season tickets and make any applicable donations for their current seats by June 15th. During the Badger Select process, this will be the opportunity for the current season ticket holder to log in during their personalized date and selection time to add or change their current seats, based on availability. Please contact the Athletic Ticket Office with any questions at 608.262.1440.

For season parking information, please contact the Athletic Ticket Office with any questions at 608.262.1440.

Please contact the Wisconsin Athletic Development Office at (608) 262-1000 or development@uwbadgers.com.

Premium Seats

Suites and club seating are leased on and annual/season basis. However, football tickets for the Terrace are available for single game purchase.

If you are interested in becoming a suite or club seat holder, please contact the Wisconsin Athletic Development office, 608-262-1000 or development@uwbadgers.com.

A waiting list will be kept by the Wisconsin Athletic Development Office for those premium seating areas currently sold out. There is no cost to be added to the waiting list, however, patrons will be contacted for availability based on the Wisconsin Athletics Priority Point System.

Existing suite and club seat holders will have the first opportunity to renew their license agreement at the end of their lease term.

At the beginning of each lease term, renewing and new patrons within each respective premium seating area will have the opportunity to select their suite or club seat location based on the Wisconsin Athletics Priority Point System. The patron will then have that same location throughout the length of the lease term.

Upon commitment for a suite or club seats, all patrons will receive a standard license agreement for review and signature.

Invoices for all premium seating areas will be sent in March each year. We request payment to be made in full by April 20th to ensure qualification for all ticket, parking and special event benefits.

Lifetime Giving

Once a donor’s lifetime giving to Wisconsin Athletics reaches $250,000 or above.

Once a donor reaches the 250,000 level, a Wisconsin Athletic Development representative will contact you.

Gifts allocated to Wisconsin Athletics including the annual fund (Badger Fund), premium seating, capital projects, and endowments qualify donors for Badger Leadership Society membership levels and benefits.

Hall of Fame Brick Walk

Paver Size Install Brick (Gift Credit) Replica Brick
4” x 8” $150 $75
8” x 8” $350 $120
16” x 16” $1,000 $320
  1. Each of the four brick sizes has a maximum number of characters per brick.
    1. 4” x 8”brick, 2 lines of engraving and 12 characters per line including spaces and punctuation marks.
    2. 8” x 8” brick, 6 lines of engraving with 12 characters per line including spaces and punctuation marks.
    3. 16” x 16” brick, 12 lines of engraving with 24 characters per line including spaces and punctuation marks.
  2. You are able to personalize your brick. Bricks are a great way to recognize family members, celebrate a recent graduation, or memorialize a loved one. Other examples of brick messages include celebrations of special occasions such as anniversaries or weddings, recognition of an organization, and sharing a favorite badger memory.
  3. For the 16” x 16” brick, you may include a Motion W or Bucky Logo at no extra charge. Any other images or graphics are not permitted.
    1. On the 16” x 16” brick:
      1. A Bucky Logo is 9 characters wide and 5 lines tall.
      2. A Motion W is 11 characters wide and 5 lines tall.
Orders must be received by the Wisconsin Athletic Development Office by June 15th each year.
Bricks are installed annually at the end of August.
When the Wisconsin Athletic Development Office receives your order, a confirmation letter will be sent to you. You will have 10 business days to make any changes to your brick inscription. If you do not receive your confirmation letter within two weeks of placing your order, please call (608)262-1000.
Upon brick installation in August, you can go online to the Brick Walk location directory to learn the exact location of your brick by clicking here.
You can specify on the order form where you would like your brick installed. As long as there is room available, all efforts will be made to install your brick to as close to your specifications as possible.
Replica bricks are mailed annually in September, after the brick installation at Camp Randall. Shipping and handling is included in the replica pricing.
Yes, simply fill out the Brick Walk Order Form (click here) and select replica brick.

Tax Reform & Athletic Seating Donations

Due to new federal tax law, starting January 1, 2018 contributions tied to priority seating in Camp Randall Stadium and the Kohl Center will no longer be tax deductible. The UW Foundation will issue an acknowledgement of the donation however since it is applied to your seating location within a UW facility it is non-deductible due to the change in tax law. We advise you to consult with your tax advisor.