Founders’ Day 2020

Forward is our driving spirit …”“On, Wisconsin” lyrics by Carl Beck

The very first classes at the University of Wisconsin gathered on February 5, 1849 — and the UW has been changing lives and moving the world forward ever since. Now, Wisconsin Alumni Association® chapters around the world host special Founders’ Day celebrations every year to commemorate this milestone. The season stretches from February until May and is filled with spirited events featuring accomplished Badgers from Madison to Singapore and beyond.

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Find Your Local Founders’ Day Celebration

April 8 — Pittsburgh, PA

April 16 — Wausau, WI

April 18 — Motor City, MI

April 19 — Central Ohio

April 21 — Iowa

April 21 — Cincinnati, OH

April 21 — San Diego, CA

April 22 — Fox Valley, WI

April 23 — Austin, TX

April 23 — Twin Cities: UW Now

April 24 — Portland, OR

April 25 — Charlotte, NC

April 26 — Los Angeles

April 29 — New Jersey

April 29 — Sheboygan, WI

April 29 — Bay Area: UW Now

April 30 — Boston, MA

May 2020 — Seattle, WA

May 2020 — Sacramento, CA

May 2020 — Antigo, WI

May 2 — Heart of Illinois

May 6 — Brown County, WI

May 12 — Green County, MI

May 14 — Indianpolis, IN

May 14 — Marshfield, WI

May 14 — Chippewa Valley, WI

May 14 — Milwaukee: UW Now

May 16 — Hong Kong

May 17 — South China

May 19 — Shanghai

May 20 — Chicago: UW Now

May 21 — Lakeland, WI

May 22 — Beijing

May 23 — Singapore

May 29 — San Antonio, TX

May 30 — British Columbia, Canada

June 2 — Seoul, Korea

June 6 — Tokyo, Japan

June 7 — Kobe, Japan

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