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Wisconsin Alumni: Founders’ Day 2021
February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
The first classes at the University of Wisconsin gathered on February 5, 1849, with just 20 students and one professor. Today, the UW is one of the top public universities in the world — and you are part of its ongoing story. Your UW experience — and the person you became because of it — is one piece of a long, complex saga that links more than 450,000 living alumni all over the planet.
Every year, the Wisconsin Alumni Association® (WAA) commemorates this story with Founders’ Day celebrations worldwide. Although we can’t gather in person this year, finding new ways forward is part of being a Badger — just like it was for that very first class.
Join alumni and friends on Tuesday, February 2, for The UW Now Livestream: Founders’ Day Edition, featuring presentations and a live Q & A with three UW faculty members whose work is changing lives. Then, check out Flamingle on Friday, February 5, for another round of exclusive Founders’ Day content delivered right to your inbox.
Don’t forget to use #UWFoundersDay to share your UW story on social media!