Steenbock Library invites students to attend the third annual Steenbock Library Luau on Wednesday, September 3. The event is free and runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The back-to-school luau is part of the campus-wide Wisconsin Welcome, which invites new and returning students to explore the university.1

Chemistry librarian Ariel Andrea says the luau gives students a way to learn more about what resources Steenbock Library has to offer, before the pressure of looming assignments sets in.

“We’ve had a great response to this event over the past couple of years,” Andrea says. “This is an opportunity for Steenbock Library to encourage students to explore what we have to offer, have some fun, and meet our staff as the school year kicks off.”

The Hawaii-themed party features refreshments, music, crafts, games, prizes, a photo booth, and a visit from Bucky Badger. Free food will be provided by Ian’s Pizza, Glass Nickel, Wings Over Madison, Fresh Market, and Babcock Hall Dairy Store. Bellydancing UW and the Madison Flow Club will perform while WSUM-FM 91.7 student radio spins tunes. Resource tables will include Sex Out Loud, University Archives, and campus police.

At A Glance

  • What: Steenbock Library Luau
  • When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, September 3
  • Where: Steenbock Library, 550 Babcock Drive
  • Admission: Free

To learn more, call (608) 263-3899 or visit