Show Your Founders’ Day Spirit
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On February 5, 1849, the University of Wisconsin–Madison held its first classes. To commemorate this, Wisconsin Alumni Association chapters around the world host special Founders’ Day events. Throughout the spring that allow Badgers everywhere to reconnect with their fellow alumni and celebrate the university they love.
The theme for Founders’ Day 2017 is History in the Making. Founders’ Day event speakers and programming focus on how the innovations, discoveries, and powerful new ideas generated on campus are changing the course of history.
Be part of this exciting Badger tradition by attending the Founders’ Day celebration in your area.
Learn about the history of Founders’ Day.