Past, Present, and Future

Waldo, WASB, What?!

“I understand that WASB has no affiliation with Waldo, but what actually IS the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board?”

This age-old question is a common conversation starter for anyone wearing the Rugby. Recognizing the stripes may be easy, but understanding what WASB is can get confusing. So, let’s break it down:


WASB is a group of 65 UW-Madison students who are energetic about celebrating and improving campus. With help from the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA), our mission is to connect all Badgers past, present and future.


The 65 members of WASB are divided into five teams each semester. The Professional Connections team connects with alumni to network, learn and form relationships. The Campus and Community Engagement team focuses on collaborating with neighboring organizations and businesses. The Development team creates internal events to improve the organization’s relationships and leadership skills. The Diversity and Inclusion team exists to ensure every student, inside and outside of WASB, can find their place on campus. And finally, the All-Campus Party team plans the nation’s largest non-alcohol week-long party to celebrate everything Wisconsin. It is a campus-wide festival to bring together all facets and faces of the university.


While WASB’s impact continues to grow each semester, none of it would be possible without each individual member and student at the university. The power of one is what drives WASB. When each one of our 65 members come together, we become WASB. Each member comes from a unique place yet shares a common connection. Our efforts stem from a tradition rooted in the Wisconsin Idea – that everything WASB does is for community and connection. We are all better together. Whether you are interested in applying, curious about our events or want to learn more about the stripes, the WASBlog is the place to go. And, follow us on our social media accounts! Instagram: @gowasb & Facebook:


The Wisconsin Alumni Student Board is here to celebrate and connect all Badgers past, present and future. We look to continually make the University of Wisconsin-Madison better and focus All Ways Forward. WASB is so glad you’re here.