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Welcome, Recent Grads!

When you graduate from UW–Madison, you become part of an alumni community that’s 446,000 strong. And, the best way for those proud Badgers to unite and stay connected to the UW is to turn to the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Top Things a Badger Grad Can Do

Congratulations, graduate! Now that you’re a full-fledged Badger, here are some important things you’ll want to do:

1. Watch your mailbox for your commemorative alumni pin and a complimentary, 2-year WAA membership opportunity!

That’s right, your status symbols proclaiming you as an official alum are on their way. Don’t want to wait? Fill out our form so you can start using these exclusive Badger benefits!

2. Sign up to get a FREE UW alumni email account.

This personal, G Suite address is a great way to share your pride as a new Badger grad. Sign up today!

3. Use your connections.

Take advantage of WAA’s resources — including Badger Bridge — to make connections with other alumni (you’re one of us now!), get advice, and advance your career.

4. Start having big Badger fun!

Check out your local WAA chapter for game-watch parties, volunteerism outings, and other events.

5. Flaunt virtual backgrounds.

To keep your U-Rah-Rah going, display spirited virtual backgrounds to never feel too far away from your alma mater.

Stay in Touch!

Now that you’re a graduate, you can still remain connected to the UW by updating your contact information. It takes only a few minutes to ensure that the university and fellow Badgers feel as close as ever.

Stay in the loop — provide your preferred contact information (including primary, email and mailing address) now.

UW Homecoming week is October 25–30. Learn more about all the in-person and online events — and continue the tradition.