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

February 5 – Madison, WI

February 20 – Tampa, FL

February 21 – Sarasota, FL

March 2 – Pikes Peak, CO

March 5 – Tucson, AZ

March 7 – Mt. Horeb, WI

March 7 – Phoenix, AZ

March 13 – Naples, FL

April 4 – Kansas City, KS

April 8 – Atlanta, GA

April 9 – Fond du Lac, WI

April 9 – San Francisco, CA

April 11 – Waukesha, WI

April 11 – Wausau, WI

April 15 – Washington, DC

April 17 – New York, NY

April 28 – Baraboo, WI

April 28 – Los Angeles, CA

April 29 – Green Bay, WI

April 30 – Appleton, WI

May 2 – Milwaukee, WI

May 2 – Monroe, WI

May 14 – Ashland, WI

May 14 – Eau Claire, WI

May 17 – Sacramento, CA

TBA – Antigo, WI

TBA – Austin, TX

TBA – Boston, MA

TBA – Charlotte, NC

TBA – Chicago, IL

TBA – Cincinnati, OH

TBA – Columbus, OH

TBA – Des Moines, IA

TBA – Peoria, IL

TBA – Indianapolis, IN

TBA – Minocqua, WI

TBA – Las Vegas, NV

TBA – Louisville, KY

TBA – Denver, CO

TBA – Detroit, MI

TBA – Orange County, CA

TBA – Colorado Springs, CO

TBA – Pittsburgh, PA

TBA – Portland, OR

TBA – Sedona, AZ

TBA – Rochester, MN

TBA – San Antonio, TX

TBA – San Diego, CA

TBA – Seattle, WA

TBA – Saint Louis, MO

TBA – Sheboygan, WI

TBA – Raleigh, NC

TBA – Vancouver, Canada

TBA – Toronto, Canada

TBA – Santiago, Chile

TBA – Beijing, China

TBA – Shanghai, China

TBA – Shenzhen, China

TBA – Hong Kong, China

TBA – Paris, France

TBA – Copenhagen, Denmark

TBA – Frankfurt, Germany

TBA – Mumbai, India

TBA – New Delhi, India

TBA – Bangalore, India

TBA – Jakarta, Indonesia

TBA – Tokyo, Japan

TBA – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TBA – Mexico City, Mexico

TBA – Lahore, Pakistan

TBA – Singapore

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.