Founders’ Day

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You’re invited to reconnect with your fellow Badgers as we honor the University of Wisconsin–Madison together.

The very first classes at the University of Wisconsin gathered on February 5, 1849. Every year, Wisconsin Alumni Association® chapters around the world host special Founders’ Day celebrations to commemorate this milestone. It’s a global occasion stretching from February until May. The season is filled with spirited events featuring accomplished Badgers from Madison to Singapore and beyond.

For 170 years, the UW has changed lives around the world. Be a part of this exciting celebration by attending a Founders’ Day event in your area. When Badgers connect, great things happen!

Find your local Founders’ Day Celebration

April 28 – Charlotte, NC

April 28 – Los Angeles, CA

April 28 – Columbus, OH

April 29 – Green Bay, WI

April 30 – Appleton, WI

May 2 – Milwaukee, WI

May 2 – New Glarus, WI

May 4 – Peoria, IL

May 8 – Basking Ridge, NJ

May 7 – Cincinnati, OH

May 9 – Rochester, MN

May 10 – Copenhagen, Denmark

May 11 – Louisville, KY

May 14 – Ashland, WI

May 14 – Washburn, WI

May 15 – Sheboygan, WI

May 16 – Eau Claire, WI

May 17 – Sacramento, CA

May 19 – Hong Kong, China

May 20 – Shenzhen, China

May 22 – Shanghai, China

May 25 – Beijing, China

May 25 – Singapore

May 30 – Triangle Area, NC

June 29 – Tokyo, Japan

July 2 – Kobe, Japan

TBA – Antigo, WI

TBA – Chicago, IL

TBA – Cincinnati, OH

TBA – Indianapolis, IN

TBA – Minocqua, WI

TBA – Colorado Springs, CO

TBA – Saint Louis, MO

TBA – Toronto, Canada

TBA – Paris, France

TBA – Frankfurt, Germany

TBA – Jakarta, Indonesia

TBA – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TBA – Mexico City, Mexico

TBA – Seoul, South Korea

TBA – Taipei, Taiwan

TBA – Bangkok, Thailand

TBA – London, United Kingdom

TBA – Hanoi, Vietnam

More Founders’ Day event details to come — check back soon! Find your nearest chapter to learn about other upcoming events.