Grandparents University

Grandparents University® (GPU) is an award-winning program that began on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus during the summer of 2000. GPU runs for two consecutive days during three consecutive weeks each July. At GPU, grandparents and their grandchildren take part in the Badger experience, complete with staying in a residence hall, touring the campus, going to class, participating in engaging and hands-on activities in a major — and earning a GPU “degree”!

Save the date for Grandparents University 2018!

Session I – July 12-13
Session II – July 19-20
Session III – July 26-27

Planning to attend Grandparents University 2018?

Learn more about majors, field trips, the registration process, hospitality information, and some additional details for GPU 2018.

Some financial assistance is available for the GPU program. Download the GPU scholarship application. The application is due Wednesday, Feb. 14.

If you aren’t currently receiving communications regarding Grandparents University, please email the GPU team at