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For WAA Members

WAA members are part of a community built on UW pride. Along with many special benefits, members enjoy a sense of belonging that only a community like this provides. One that celebrates UW alumni, traditions, and excellence — and keeps Badgers connected.

Need help with your membership? Call 608-262-2551 or email membership@uwalumni.com if you want a new member card, another Flat Bucky, or something else.

Maybe you prefer to join by mail. We can help with that, too. Simply download a printable membership form.

Membership Includes

Wisconsin Alumni Association membership cards

WAA member kit

In addition to enjoying a sense of community, every WAA member receives a member kit that includes an official member card, Flat Bucky (perfect for selfies), a spirited member sticker, and special discounts like a 2-for-1 ticket voucher for select Badger sports.

Badger Insider magazine

Badger Insider magazine

The member community comes to life with every issue of Badger Insider — a biannual print publication and monthly email sent exclusively to WAA members. Highlights include alumni features, campus stories shared by members, new Flat Bucky outfits, and more.

Special Member Access to WAA Offerings

View of sunset over Trout Lake, from Red Crown Lodge

Alumni College

WAA members enjoy exclusive access to attend Alumni College and learn from renowned UW–Madison faculty in a scenic Northwoods setting. As one of our signature programs, this offers a chance to get away from it all during a stay at the rustic Red Crown Lodge where you can relax and reconnect with the UW (includes all meals, refreshments, and presentations).

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Alumni Enrichment

WAA’s enrichment programs — both online and in-person — offer a variety of opportunities to learn and grow. And members can save on these programs with special member pricing. So, take advantage of the chance to learn from UW–Madison’s renowned faculty and alumni experts.

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Red- and white-wearing Badger football fans created a stripe-out effect in Camp Randall

Home Field Advantage

Offered exclusively to WAA members, Home Field Advantage makes the best college football experience even better. These popular football packages include two tickets to a home Badger football game, two nights lodging in the campus area (with complimentary parking), and breakfast buffet — everything you need for a great weekend in Madison!

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Wisconsin Foundation Alumni Association Grandparents University

Grandparents University®

WAA members and those recognized in Van Hise Society, Bascom Hill Society, and 1848 Society are exclusively invited to register for this wildly popular program. Grandparents University® brings Badger grandparents and grandkids together to make cherished memories, grow closer, and experience college life at the UW.

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Alumni attending a travel trip

Alumni Travel

Alumni Travel is all about making connections to destinations and fellow Badgers. It’s only natural then that it’s also a member benefit. Please note that all alumni, family, and friends are welcome to explore the world with Alumni Travel, but at least one person in your party must be a member to do so.

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mailing address labels

Additional Perks

  • Complimentary, personalized address labels sent to members once each year
  • BADGER FOOTBALL TICKET ACCESS: Tickets set aside for select games, especially for members
  • FREE pack of professionally branded business cards (upon request)
  • Complimentary pontoon boat rides on Fridays during the summer months (see Badger Meet-Ups for details)
  • Member Appreciation Month every April
  • Special birthday discount for the UW Alumni Store
  • FREE shipping limited time offer for The Red Shirt™ each year

Members-Only Discounts and Offers

Go Above and Beyond

Wisconsin plaque

Much like the Wisconsin Idea, WAA reaches far beyond campus to strengthen UW connections, boost Badger pride, and enrich the lives of all alumni. To continue fulfilling this mission requires sustaining contributions to WAA that are used to serve the needs of members and support efforts that make a difference in the lives of Badgers.

Questions?

Find the answers you need and ways reach member services by checking out the FAQ page.

Official Partners of the Wisconsin Alumni Association

WAA is proud of the longstanding relationships we’ve enjoyed with these outstanding corporate partners. They allow us to offer valuable programming and provide you with savings and access to their quality products and services.