The class of 2026 is about to head to campus — and it’s time to welcome them to the Badger family! Join local UW alumni as we celebrate the next generation of Badgers and help them feel ready for their first day of college. This is a great chance for incoming freshmen to have fun while connecting with current UW students, alumni, and fellow new students from their hometown.
A free chapter T-shirt will go to the first 100 attendees, size availabilities permitting. Please bring a dish to pass; the chapter will provide brats, burgers, drinks, cheese (of course), and the fixings.
Register by August 13.
The WAA: Heart of Illinois Chapter will follow the latest public health guidance from local authorities to ensure the health and safety of guests at this in-person event and will hold the event in accordance with those recommendations. If changing conditions or local guidelines require changes to the event, we will update you via email or phone call.