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Signature Events & Activities

Enhance your pride in meaningful ways that connect you back to the UW and move you forward as a Badger. With programs presented exclusively by WAA, you’ll enjoy celebrating UW excellence on campus and in your community — and sharing in the pride of beloved traditions, Badger achievements, and more.

Homecoming 2023 collage
Homecoming 2023 collage
Traditions. Pride. Connections.
Join together with your classmates for your 50-year class reunion.
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Fun events bring together incoming students, their parents, and local alumni.
GPU 2023
GPU 2023
Grandparents University® (GPU) offers a unique opportunity for the young and young at heart to share in a love of learning. It’s a chance to create wonderful memories, strengthen connections, and enjoy hands-on activities in “majors” led by top UW faculty and staff.
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The very first classes at the University of Wisconsin gathered on February 5, 1849 — and the UW has been changing lives and moving the world forward ever since.