For Members

Your UW Connection. Your Badger Community.

Welcome, Members!

This is your place to revel in being a proud WAA member. Come here whenever you’re looking for ways to celebrate your Badger spirit, carry on beloved UW traditions, or support alumni through your membership.

Summer is an especially hot time to visit this page! Just look at the many ways you can take advantage of your status as a member of this special Badger community:

Member Fridays

Drop in at One Alumni Place on summer Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. for complimentary pontoon-boat rides (now extended through September 14); guided Alumni Park tours; family-friendly art activities; and free lemonade. Remember to bring your WAA member card!

Important: Boat rides require in-person registration on the day of the tour. Rides leave between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., last approximately 30 minutes, and capacity is limited.  At least one person in your party must be a WAA member to participate. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; no infants or children under 18 pounds.  Rides subject to cancellation due to weather or lake conditions.

Questions or comments about your membership? Call 608-262-2551 or email

Take Advantage of your Members-Only Benefits

It’s good to be part of this Badger community. One of the reasons why is because only WAA members can enjoy more than 50 exclusive benefits — including discounts on grub and gear, a free subscription to Badger Insider magazine, and special access opportunities.

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Please Consider Making a Sustaining Contribution

WAA is about enriching the lives of alumni — all alumni. But membership dues alone cannot sustain that mission. We depend on sustaining contributions to help make a difference in the lives of UW–Madison alumni and friends.

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