Grandparents University

Grandparents University Canceled

It is with great regret that we are canceling the 2020 Grandparents University® (GPU) program. We were notified by campus leaders that all face-to-face, summer noncredit programs and activities scheduled to take place on campus are canceled due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s (WAA) Grandparents University. Although that is disappointing, we know it is the best decision for the safety of all involved.

We are saddened by this turn of events and will sorely miss the joy that GPU brings to all of you. We know, from the wonderful stories you share, that this nearly 20-year-old program is often the highlight of the summer for families, and we share your disappointment.

Those registered will receive a full refund of fees paid. Although we will work to process refunds as quickly as possible, because of the number of people registered for the program, it could take up to 10 business days for the funds to reach registrants. We are working on how we can accommodate families who registered this year in our programs for 2021, and we will share details on that as we finalize them.

If you have questions about any of this, please send us a note at or call us at 608-308-5585. Because of the pandemic, our staff are all working remotely, so please be patient as we respond to your inquiries as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. We are all in this together, and we hope our entire Badger family continues to be safe and healthy.

Save the date for Grandparents University 2021!

Session I July 8–9
Session II July 15–16
Session III July 22–23

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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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