Tonight is a primary prevention program designed with UW-Madison students to make UW-Madison a safer campus. The Tonight program promotes:

  • Accurate knowledge and understanding of sexual assault, consent, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking
  • Use of bystander intervention strategies to disrupt attitudes and behaviors that contribute to sexual assault and dating violence
  • Knowledge of the confidential advocacy and support services available to student victims, both on- and off-campus
  • Increased empathy for survivors of these crimes
  • Understanding about victim rights and options to report to a UW-Madison campus office and/or local law enforcement

The Tonight program will be made available to incoming Fall 2016 first-year and transfer students through Learn@UW on August 1st, 2016.

FALL 2016 DEADLINE: Friday, September 16, 2016

Students who did not complete the Tonight program will not be able to register for Spring 2017 courses at UW-Madison.

View the Tonight program:
I enrolled as a first-year or new transfer student at UW-Madison in Fall 2016 (click here)
I am NOT a first-year or new transfer student at UW-Madison but would like to view the program (click here)

If you are a first-year student at UW-Madison, access Tonight through your Learn@UW account.

After participating in Tonight, students have demonstrated an ability to challenge social norms and attitudes that make violence possible, decrease their adherence to myths, and increase their knowledge around sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Tonight also empowers students to change their behavior to be responsible and engaged bystanders.

UW-Madison promotes personal and social responsibility in addition to academic excellence. The Wisconsin Experience is one in which students apply learning in ways that have significant and positive impacts on the world.

Participating in Tonight is one step you will take to become a true Badger: one who uses critical thinking skills, empathy, and understanding to end the epidemic of sexual assault and dating violence.

The Tonight program is service of University Health Services.

Questions, concerns, comments? We’d love to hear from you:

Frequently Asked Questions about Tonight

Cast and Crew

If you experience technical difficulties with the program or have questions about Learn@UW, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.