Badger Fare Program

The Dean of Students Office works to connect students who are dealing with temporary and ongoing food insecurity with campus and community resources for long-term support, while providing them with funds that they can immediately use to purchase food on campus.

These funds will be given to a student in the amount of $75 via their Wiscard. All enrolled students who meet the criteria below are eligible to receive funds once per academic year. Students continuing to experience food insecurity may be eligible to receive additional funding from the program the following semester. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis along with other campus support resources

Criteria

  • Student be enrolled in the current term in order to receive the funds or enrolled in the next academic period if between semesters
  • Some circumstance related to food insecurity or unexpected life event
  • Can be received once per academic year*

 

*Students continuing to experience food insecurity may be eligible to receive additional funding from the program the following semester. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis along with other campus support resources

Defining Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is both what we traditionally think of as not having enough to eat (having to skip meals) and not having access to a nutritional and varied diet

Process

  • Students can request Badger FARE by sending email to the Dean of Students Office. Please include your Campus ID in your initial email request
  • You may need to meet with staff in DoSO to discuss support options

Request Badger FARE

If approved, Badger FARE will be added to student’s Wiscard and student will receive email follow up with information and resources will be provided

Questions / Contact

Dean of Students Office, doso@studentaffairs.wisc.edu

Additional Resources

  • On-Campus Food Security and Financial Resources: This website contains information about a number of programs available on-campus related to food access and financial security, including frozen meals, pay-what-you-can meals, and more
  • Financial Aid Success Coaching:  Our coaches are happy to meet with students and talk through financial goals and strategies to achieve these.
  • Financial Aid Advising:  Financial Aid advisors are also always happy to have the conversation about finances and budgeting!
  • Be Engaged Workshops:  We launched a pre-recorded workshop on Financial Hygiene as a general introduction to the topic.
  • GradReady: A free, financial wellness platform to learn and test your knowledge about financial life skills such as budgeting, saving, real-life finances, etc.
  • SoHE also has a program that might be helpful to look into: Badger$ense.