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Learning & Enrichment Programs

Continue your pursuit of knowledge — and immerse yourself in the academic excellence of the UW — with enrichment opportunities that’ll inform, interest, and inspire you. A wide range of programs and activities, presented by renowned faculty and alumni experts, offers something for every Badger.

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Enlighten your mind and enrich your life by discovering UW–Madison’s world-changing advancements. These programs illuminate top UW experts and their innovative work.
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As one of the top research universities in the world, the UW is on the front lines of many of our most pressing challenges. Find out about the work happening on campus right now — without leaving your living room!
The Northwoods
WAA members enjoy exclusive access to attend Alumni College and to learn from renowned UW–Madison faculty in a scenic Northwoods setting. As one of our signature programs, this offers a chance to get away from it all during a stay at the rustic Red Crown Lodge where immersive field trips, relaxation time, and discussions on limnology, medicine, astronomy, and political science await.
Explore UW–Madison like never before. See the Wisconsin Idea come to life with behind-the-scenes access to spaces on campus, both new and familiar, led by UW experts.

WAA Stories

On May 10, 2023, the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association featured Professor Robert Enright as part of the Wisconsin Idea Spotlight.

On November 16, 2022, the Wisconsin Alumni Association featured Dr. Richard Davidson and Dr. David Rakel as part of the Wisconsin Idea Spotlight series.

Join us for Recent-Grad Weekend on campus June 7–8 for two days packed with all-inclusive summertime fun. Register now before it sells out!