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Founders’ Day 2020

The topics for this coming Founders’ Day are now available. The form must be completed by November 15. Please reach out to your chapter representative if you have any questions.

Topic Request Form

If we do not hear from you by December 31, we will assume you are not hosting a Founders’ Day celebration in 2020.


The 2019 Badger football season is rapidly approaching! If you’re planning to hold a Badger football game watch, please submit this form.

Football Game-Watch

The 2019-20 basketball season tipped off on November 1! Please submit your game watch information here!

Basketball Game-Watch

New Scholarship Timeline

  • Nov 1 – Feb 3: Confirm scholarship committee members and submit data agreement forms to WAA for each individual in order to access student data. Student applications available on Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)
  • February 12 – March 12: Review applicant data for incoming freshmen and transfer students and select award winners and alternates.
  • March 13: Deadline for chapters to submit scholarship recipients online
  • March 14 – March 20: Deadline for chapters to notify student scholarship winners via phone or email.
    • Notify alternates and rejections via email.
  • May 1: Commitment day! Deadline for students to accept scholarship awards on WiSH
  • January 1: Deadline for chapters to deposit funds into their scholarship accounts
  • March: Funds will be removed from chapter accounts and credited to students’ tuition bill (covering fall and spring semester)

NOTE: All funds should be deposited into your chapter’s scholarship fund by January.

If you have questions, please contact your chapter representative.

Chapter Leader Handbook

Chapter Leader Handbook

Local alumni chapters have been an integral part of the Wisconsin Alumni Association® since the first chapter was founded in 1900 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Chapters remain vitally important in supporting an international network through which alumni can stay engaged and connected and can give back to the university.

The mission of Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) chapters is to:

  • Welcome: be accessible, hospitable, and responsive
  • Connect: serve as a social and professional hub
  • Support: encourage alumni to support the UW

View the full Chapter Leader Handbook

Chapter Resources


Monthly Chapter Leader Call

October 2019 – Founders’ Day Topic Discussion

September 2019 – Founders’ Day Best Practices

August 2019 – NCAA Policy

June 2019 – Hosted by Fond du Lac

May 2019 – Social Media Best Practices

April 2019 – Student Send Off

March 2019 – Day of the Badger and Scholarship Fundraising

February 2019 – Hosted by Fox Valley

January 2019 – Chapter Scholarship Details

December 2018 – Hosted by the Milwaukee Chapter

October 2018 – Founders’ Day 2019

September 2018 – Day of the Badger and Fundraising Best Practices

August 2018 – Updates from Campus

July 2018 – Hosted by the San Diego Chapter

June 2018 – Welcome to the City and Badger Bridge Chapter Leader Group

May 2018 – Hosted by the Chicago Chapter

April 2018 – Student Send-Off Celebration

March 2018 – Call hosted by Purnita Howlader, WAA: Washington, DC Chapter president

February 2018 – Chapter Leader Handbook Updates

January 2018 – Founders’ Day 2018

December 2017 – Looking ahead to Founders’ Day 2018

October 2017 – Student Financial Aid and Founders’ Day

September 2017 – Campus Update

August 2017 – Registration and Fall Updates

July 2017 – Welcome to the City and Fall Events

June 2017 – WFAA 2.0

April 2017 – Student Send-off Preperation

March 2017 – Updates on current enrollment trends.

January 2017 – Founders’ Day Best Practices and Awards

December 2016 – Chapter Website Updates

October 2016 – Founders’ Day 2017 Prep

September 2016 – Admissions Update

August 2016 – RE-Wisconsin, Annual Reports, Badger Bridge Chapter Competition

July 2016 – President’s Council Challenge, Welcome to the City

June 2016 – President’s Council Challenge, Chapter Leader Handbook, The Red Shirt Showdown, Scholarship Update

May 2016 – Student Send-Offs and scholarships

February 2016 – Update from campus Admissions

January 2016 – Founders’ Day messaging

December 2015 – All Ways Forward

October 2015 – Athletics policies and deadlines

September 2015 – Chapter framework and mission: Welcome, Connect, Support

August 2015 – Welcome to the City


Thank you so much to those who attended this year’s Badger Leaders Conference. It was a jam-packed weekend featuring informative sessions, best practices, and lots of Badger spirit! More than 55 chapter leaders from 40 chapters and 10 countries were in attendance.

Save the date for next year’s conference: October 29-31, 2020. Hotel blocks will be posted soon.

Badger Leaders Conference 2019 presentations:

Day of the Badger – Mark Rein, Heart of Illinois Chapter President

Legal Presentation – Abi Chahak, Director of Legal Affairs

Marketing Presentation – Anida Ho, Senior Marketing Manager

Scholarship Fundraising Plan – Lorna Nagler, Suncoast Chapter President

Scholarship Process – Angela Lillethun, Director of Regional Relations & Volunteer Management

Starting a Chapter like a Startup – Frank Zhang, South China Chapter President

Strength through Diversity – Gia Gallimore, Director of Diverse Alumni Engagement

Strengths Finder – Ryan Tobiasz, D.C. Badgers President


General Chapter Questions

Please direct chapter-related questions to chapters@uwalumni.com.

Domestic Chapter Questions

International Chapter Questions

Events and Registration