Grandparents University® (GPU) offers a unique opportunity for the young and young-at-heart to share in a love of learning. It’s a chance to create wonderful memories, strengthen connections, and enjoy hands-on activities in “majors” led by top UW faculty and staff.
Join us in the virtual space for an intergenerational experience you won’t forget! GPU 2021 will include a variety of majors that you can explore at your own pace. You and your loved ones will have a full UW–Madison experience right at your fingertips. Learn more about GPU majors and read full descriptions.
GPU is not only about family but also the UW. Let us bring UW–Madison to you! With videos that will take you back to Bascom Hill and weeknight bingo, we hope you’ll feel like you’re right on campus with us.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy perusing GPU content on your computer, or download the app and take GPU 2021 mobile!
We encourage families to meet however they feel comfortable and use the GPU content to discuss, connect, and share memories. How you experience GPU will be entirely up to you.
GPU 2021 Details
- Live content will be available July 6-9 and all pre-recorded content (including majors) will be available July 6–31.
- Cost is $35 per person.
- Registration gives you access to all majors.
- Each registration comes with a GPU pride pack that includes a T-shirt, a postcard, and stickers.
Everyone on the GPU mailing list who is also a Wisconsin Alumni Association member or recognized in Van Hise Society, Bascom Hill Society, or 1848 Society received an email on Monday, March 22 inviting them to register for the program. If you did not receive an invitation to register, and are an active member of any of these groups, please email the Grandparents University team or call or call 608-308-5585.
Registration is now closed for GPU 2021. Want to get in on the fun next year? Sign up for our email list to receive information about GPU 2022 later this year.