Memories

 

Read about the memories of your classmates from your years on campus, and share your own!

“There are so many wonderful memories ranging from the discovery of fudge-bottom pie and Babcock ice cream, to studying in the stacks of the Historical Society, to joining SDT and then becoming a rush counselor, to attending Humorology, to pulling all-nighters before exams, to graduating with Honors. I also enjoyed going to football games — even though it was freezing cold for many of them. I think I saw one victory in all four years, but the UW Marching Band was always a winner!” — Susan Pearl Pittelman ’68 of Naples, Florida

 “When a snowstorm closed classes on St. Pats day and the bars ran out of green beer by noon! [And] when the Dow Chemical protests were going on at the Commerce building — it was a zoo.” — John Henderson ’68 of Elkhorn, Wisconsin

 “The UW mums on football game days; the smell of autumn on Bascom Hill; registering for classes in the red armory — all paper!” — Sandra Oestreich ’68 of Waupun, Wisconsin

“Great university. Great classmates and professors.” — William Buehring ’68, MS’69, PhD’75 of Naperville, Illinois

“‘Dinners’ on State Street; studying in the lobby of the Mechanical Engineering Building; moving into the brand-new Ogg Hall (now demolished); surveying Camp Randall Park; Saturday football games” — John Hesterman ’68 of Jackson, Michigan

“Marching band; Tripp Hall; Ogg Hall; Young Republican Club; campaigning for Goldwater; working in the residence-hall cafeterias” David Tietsort ’68 of West Chester, Ohio

“Langdon-Street weekends; State Street (The Pub); Military Ball; Humorology” — Stephen Wexler ’68, ’68 of Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

“Walking up Bascom Hill and around the campus, especially when it was not below-zero out. We were students during the Vietnam-War years with lots of protests all over campus, which made life exciting. It was fun to sit outside on the patio of the student union and — during the warm weather — go out on the lake.” — Barbara Saklad Moran ’68 of Westlake Village, California

“Washington School practice; teaching; research assistantships” — Kathleen Briggs MS’68 of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

“Playing soccer for the university” — Dag Lundervold ’68 of Oslo, Norway

“Attending football games” — Robert Cairns ’68 of Port Orchard, Washington

“Badger basketball games with Joe Franklin and Mike Carlin; Dow Chemical demonstration and riots; various other demonstrations; Professors Edgerton and Feldman’s classes” — J. David Rice ’68, JD’70 of Sparta, Wisconsin

“Theta” — Janice Gerlach ’67, MA’73 of Reedsburg, Wisconsin

“Langdon Hall; Chi Omega; The Pub; St. Patrick’s Day!; football games; Brat House; Plaza burgers; the Union; Langdon Street; trudging up and down the hill on snowy days; basketball games …” — Susan Cellmer ’68 of Winnetka, Illinois

“Green beer on March 17; Humorology wins by Sigma Chi; working my meal job at the Theta house and meeting my wife there” — James Gerlach ’68, JD’71 of Reedsburg, Wisconsin

What are your favorite memories of your time as a University of Wisconsin student? Submit them in the box below to share them on this web page for your fellow classmates to see!

Want to continue your travels down memory lane? View the digital Class of 1968 yearbook >