Grandparents University

Grandparents University® (GPU) is an award-winning program that began on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus during the summer of 2001. GPU runs for two consecutive days during three consecutive weeks each July. At GPU, grandparents and their grandchildren take part in the Badger experience, complete with staying in a residence hall, touring the campus, going to class, participating in engaging and hands-on activities in a major — and earning a GPU “degree”! Join us this summer as we celebrate our milestone 20th anniversary for this fun, interactive, and educational experience for Badgers of all ages.

Important Dates for GPU 2020 Registration

January 24: Add your name to the GPU email list below to ensure you receive registration messages
February 18: Registration email sends at 9 a.m.

Save the date for Grandparents University 2020!

Session I July 9–10
Session II July 16–17
Session III July 23–24

Planning to attend Grandparents University 2020?

Information about majors, field trips, the registration process, hospitality, and more will be finalized in February 2020.

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Be the first to get the latest news and important updates about Grandparents University 2020.

Access to register for Grandparents University is an exclusive Wisconsin Alumni Association member benefit. You must be a current WAA member, or be recognized in Van Hise Society, Bascom Hill Society, or 1848 Society to register for GPU. Learn about becoming a WAA member.

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