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Recent Changes to the Chapter Scholarship Program

The Chapter Scholarship Program is undergoing major changes. Chapters are encouraged to continue to offer their own scholarship programs, but the match is being phased out over a period of three years. For a brief summary of these changes, read these answers to frequently asked questions.

July Chapter Leader Call

Our next chapter leader call will take place on Wednesday, July 25 at 3 p.m. CT. This call will be hosted by the WAA: San Diego Chapter. All chapter leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have topics, questions, or best practices to share, please email them to Jesse James White to be included in the agenda.

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Welcome to the City

Welcome to the City is set for Tuesday, August 28. Event details are due July 17. Submit your event details and join other chapters across the country for one Badger-spirit-filled evening.


Badger Student Send-Off Celebration

Whether it’s an annual tradition or you are considering hosting your first, Badger Student Send-Off Celebrations are always a great way to connect with future Badgers from your area. There’s nothing like the Badger-to-Badger connections made at these invaluable events. Event details are due at least eight weeks prior to your event. If you have any questions or would like some assistance, please reach out to your chapter representative. Thank you for your time and effort in welcoming the newest Badgers to our ever growing Badger family.


Submit Your Football Game Watch Details

The Badger football season opens with a Friday night kickoff, August 31. Be sure to submit your game-watch schedule by August 17.

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

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

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