About On Wisconsin

On Wisconsin is UW–Madison’s award-winning alumni magazine, featuring news about the university, its alumni, and the biggest issues facing society today.

In addition to its digital news site, On Wisconsin magazine is printed quarterly and mailed to nearly 400,000 homes. In print since 1899, it remains one of the largest-circulation alumni magazines in the country.

In 2022, On Wisconsin won gold for best alumni magazine from the international Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It has also earned statewide and national journalism awards from organizations such as the Milwaukee Press Club.

On Wisconsin is funded by the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) and produced in partnership between WFAA, University Communications, and University Marketing.

Meet the On Wisconsin Team

Our Mission

On Wisconsin strives to increase awareness of UW–Madison, engender feelings of pride, and strengthen connections with alumni and other key constituents by:

  • Reporting news about the university and key issues in higher education accurately and honestly
  • Keeping alumni informed about their alma mater and fellow alumni
  • Encouraging a free exchange of ideas and viewpoints
  • Fostering an interest in lifelong learning by sharing expertise, focusing on societal issues, and highlighting UW research that affects daily life
  • Seeking high standards of writing, photography or illustration, graphic design, and printing

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