Accommodations and Transportation

Hotels

To make your reunion weekend as comfortable as possible, we have reserved a block of rooms at select area hotels, which are listed below. When making reservations, you must use the links below to receive the block rate.

AC Hotel Madison Downtown by Marriott
1 N. Webster Street
$364 per night
Hotel blocks will be available until August 6, 2018.
888-236-2427 or 608-286-1337
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DoubleTree by Hilton
525 W. Johnson Street
$269 per night
Hotel blocks will be available until September 7, 2018.
800-445-8667 or 608-251-5511
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Hampton Inn & Suites
440 W. Johnson Street
800-445-8667 or 608-255-0360
No longer available

Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
866-301-1753 or 608-256-2621
No longer available

Transportation

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A limited number of parking permits will be available for select events on Thursday, Oct. 4; and Friday, Oct. 5. Parking passes are available through the registration website. View Campus Map >

  • Thursday, all day: passes are available for Lot 46, the Helen C. White Garage (Lot 6) and the Grainger Hall Garage (Lot 7) for $12 each
  • Friday, daytime: passes are available for Lot 46, the Helen C. White Garage (Lot 6) and the Grainger Hall Garage (Lot 7) for $12 each
  • Friday, nighttime: passes are available for Lot 46, the Helen C. White Garage (Lot 6) and the Grainger Hall Garage (Lot 7) for $12 each

A complimentary shuttle will also be available for transportation to and from the designated reunion hotels on Friday, Oct. 5; and Saturday, Oct. 6. The shuttle times are as follows:

Friday, Oct. 5

  • Morning transportation from the reunion hotels to the Gordon Dining and Event Center:
    • Shuttle A: 8 a.m. pickup at the AC Hotel Madison Downtown by Marriott; 8:15 a.m. pickup at the Lowell Center
    • Shuttle B: 8:15 a.m. pickup at the DoubleTree by Hilton and the Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Afternoon transportation from the Gordon Dining and Event Center to the reunion hotels:
    • Shuttle A: 3 p.m. pickup to the AC Hotel Madison Downtown by Marriott and the Lowell Center
    • Shuttle B: 3 p.m. pickup to the DoubleTree by Hilton and the Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Evening transportation from the reunion hotels to Memorial Union:
    • Shuttle A: 5 p.m. pickup at the AC Hotel Madison Downtown by Marriott; 5:15 p.m. pickup at the Lowell Center
    • Shuttle B: 5:15 p.m. pickup at the DoubleTree by Hilton and the Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Late-evening transportation from Memorial Union to the reunion hotels:
    • Shuttle A: 9:15 p.m. pickup and 10:15 p.m. pickup to the AC Hotel Madison Downtown by Marriott and the Lowell Center
    • Shuttle B: 9:15 p.m. pickup and 10:15 p.m. pickup to the DoubleTree by Hilton and the Hampton Inn & Suites

Saturday, Oct. 6

  • Pregame transportation from the reunion hotels to the tailgate:
    • Shuttle A: Pickup 30 minutes before the tailgate begins from the AC Hotel Madison Downtown by Marriott and the Lowell Center
    • Shuttle B: Pickup 30 minutes before the tailgate begins from the DoubleTree by Hilton and the Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Postgame transportation from the tailgate location to the reunion hotels:
    • Shuttle A: Pickups immediately following game and one hour after the game has ended to the AC Hotel Madison Downtown by Marriott and the Lowell Center
    • Shuttle B: Pickups immediately following game and one hour after the game has ended to the DoubleTree by Hilton and the Hampton Inn & Suites

Dining

Specific information will be available closer to the event date. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available at some events, and meal choices (where applicable) should be specified during registration.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Lunch options:

  • Butternut squash spread, grilled veggies, spinach tortilla wrap (vegan)
  • Roast beef sandwich with white cheddar cheese, garlic aioli, pickled onions, and greens on multigrain bread
  • Smoked turkey sandwich with Havarti cheese, spring mix, and tomato spread on a croissant
  • Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich with Dijon aioli on marble rye bread

Friday, Oct. 5

Half-Century Dinner options:

  • Grilled chicken breast, wooded mushroom sauce, roasted potatoes, and seasonal vegetables
  • Beef short rib, red wine demi-glace, chive–goat cheese polenta, and seasonal vegetables
  • Spaghetti squash nest, risotto cakes, and grilled vegetable ratatouille (vegetarian)

Please notify WAA of any dietary restrictions during your registration.

Questions? Contact WAA at reunions@uwalumni.com or 888-WIS-ALUM (947-2586).