Founders’ Day

On February 5, 1849, the University of Wisconsin-Madison held its first class. To commemorate this, Wisconsin Alumni Association chapters around the world hold special Founders’ Day events. Share what the UW means to you on social media with #UW1849

Show Your Founders’ Day Spirit

Share what UW-Madison means to you on social media with #UWFoundersDay

On February 5, 1849, the University of Wisconsin–Madison held its first class. To commemorate this, Wisconsin Alumni Association chapters around the world hold special Founders’ Day events. These events take place throughout the spring and 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 will 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.

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