There are many reasons why I love the month of July. It is usually hot and sunny outside, there is an air of relaxation around campus, and my birthday is in July. But the thing I love the most about July is that it is the start of a new membership year for WACADA, the Wisconsin Academic Advising Association. 


The WACADA Membership year runs July 1 through June 30. Membership costs are $20 for standard members, $10 for retirees, and free for students. Here are some of the benefits of a WACADA Membership:

  • Free Spring Professional Development Event 
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Student Scholarships
  • Professional Awards 
  • Grant Opportunities
  • Annual Conference Information


Who should consider becoming a WACADA member? Anyone in the state of Wisconsin (or who just loves Wisconsin and academic advising enough to want to be a member!) who works in an academic advising capacity or has an interest in academic advising. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Primary Role Academic  Advisors
  • Faculty Academic Advisors
  • Academic Advising Administrators
  • Higher Education Professionals interested in Academic Advising
  • Professionals looking to Network with Academic Advisors 


While you are checking out the membership options, you can also register for the WACADA Annual Conference. This year’s annual conference will be virtual is hosted by Fox Valley Technical College on September 23, 2021. Conference registration is just $20. Payment for both membership and conference registration can be made online using PayPal or by mailing a check to the WACADA Treasurer:

Janay Alston

700 W. State St.

Counseling and Advising, S201A

Milwaukee, WI 53233


Becoming a member is easy! Just go to and JOIN! I have been a member of WACADA for many years and love the connections I have made with academic advisors and administrators across the state. I encourage you to join WACADA today!


Ann M. Hintz

WACADA, Vice President of Membership

St. Norbert College, Director of Academic Advisement

Click here for Instructions for Renewing your WACADA Membership!