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”!

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 2019?

Learn more about majors, field trips, the registration process, hospitality information, and some additional details for GPU 2019.

GPU Scholarship Assistance

Some financial assistance is available for the GPU program. Fill out the scholarship application online. The application is due Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

If you aren’t currently receiving communications regarding Grandparents University, please email the GPU team at

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Attending Grandparents University is a Wisconsin Alumni Association member benefit. You must be a WAA member to register for GPU. Learn about becoming a WAA member.

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