Update: Thank you for your interest in the Medical Alumni Weekend. In alignment with UW­­­–Madison campus and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this event. Event cancellation is part of a larger proactive UW–Madison campus and School of Medicine and Public Health plan to minimize person-to-person spread of COVID-19 in our community. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please email Andrea Larson.

Thursday, June 4

4 p.m. – Guided tour of Alumni Park

Alumni Park
If you haven't been back to campus recently, you probably haven't seen the stunning Alumni Park, which offers a lakeside gathering spot for generations of Badgers to come.

724 Langdon St. (Between Memorial Union and the Red Gym)

For alumni and visitors, the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Alumni Park is an open and welcoming campus space that tells the story of alumni contributions to Wisconsin and the world. Alumni Park is an experiential destination offering lakefront access, museum-quality exhibits, multi-level content, and engaging activities. One Alumni Place welcomes alumni and campus visitors, offering information, visitor services, and events.

5 p.m. – Informal gatherings at the Memorial Union

Memorial Union
800 Langdon St.

Following the tour, gather at the Memorial Union where there are many options for food and beverages. Enjoy reminiscing with your classmates.

Parking near Alumni Park/Memorial Union:

  • Lot 6 (Helen C. White Library Garage - 600 N. Park St.)
  • Lot7 (Grainer Hall Ramp - 325 N. Brooks St.)
  • Lot 46 (corner of Lake and Johnson - 301 N. Lake St.)
  • Lot 83 (Fluno Center - 314 N. Frances St)

Friday, June 5

9 a.m. – Mini Med School presentation
Building your brain buffer: Lifestyle changes that lower your risk for dementia

Room 1335
Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave.

Nathaniel Chin
Nathaniel Chin

Presentation by:
Nathaniel A. Chin, MD
Assistant Professor (CHS), University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, Geriatric Division
Geriatric Memory and Dementia Physician, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Director of Medical Services, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Medical Director, Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention study

Dr. Chin will discuss the six health pillars to promote aging well and reduce the risk of dementia; physical activity, healthy diet, adequate sleep, stress reduction, cognitive enrichment, and social interaction.

10 a.m. – Campus trolley tour or private showing of Ebling Library's rare books and special collections

Alumni take part in a trolley tour
The trolley tour offers alumni and their guests a chance to visit the many School of Medicine and Public Health locations scattered across campus.

Campus trolley tour includes tours of:

  • Medical Sciences Center
  • Anatomy Lab
  • Bardeen Medical Laboratories

Gather for boarding in the first-floor atrium, Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave.

Ebling Library rare and special collections showing

Historical Reading Room, Ebling Library, third floor
Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave.

People examine rare books
The Ebling Library rare books and special collection showing offers alumni a chance to view texts from as far back as the 1500s.

Distinguished Academic Librarian Micaela Sullivan-Fowler shows 16th through 18th century books from Ebling’s renowned rare books a special collections.

Amongst a handful of titles, you will see a first and 2nd edition of Vesalius’s De Humani corporis fabrica (1543/1555), a massive four color text from French anatomist, D’Agoty and the rhinoceros, Clara, who traveled all over Europe, her portrait captured by Albinus in 1749.

Learn about velum, book binding, letterpress, engravings, and all the makings of a rare book. Over the years students, faculty and visitors have suggested that it was a chance of a lifetime to intimately engage with these books that helped inform the study and practice of medicine. Come join Micaela from 10 a.m. to noon or 1:30-2:30 p.m. during your visit on Friday, June 5.

Noon – Lunch and Babcock ice cream with SMPH medical students and Associate Dean for Students Gwenevere McIntosh

Interactive Learning Center, third floor
Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave.

1:30 p.m. – Back to the Classroom, includes a curriculum overview

Interactive Learning Center, third floor 
Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave.

Parking/shuttle options to the Health Sciences Learning Center:

  • Parking is available for a fee in the UW Hospital patient/visitor parking ramp (Lot 75) at 610 Highland Ave, adjacent to the HSLC (750 Highland Ave.).
  • If you are staying at the Park Hotel, shuttle service will be provided by Gallant Knight Limousine. The shuttle will pick up at the Park Hotel promptly at 8:30 a.m. (gather in the lobby) for service to the Health Sciences Learning Center, with return service at the conclusion of the day’s events at approximately 2:30 p.m.
  • If you are staying the Doubletree or Best Western Inntowner Hotels, please use the shuttle service provided by the hotel. You will need to make arrangements with the front desk staff.

5 p.m. – Dean’s reception

Alumni pose with an old class photo
Connect with classmates at the dean's reception and class dinners.

Best Western Premier Park Hotel
22 S. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703

6:30 p.m. – Dinner for class reunions and Half-Century Society

Best Western Premier Park Hotel
22 S. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703

Parking:

  • Park Hotel only guarantees parking for overnight guests. For all others parking is based on availability. Parking is valet only at $3/hour.
  • Other nearby ramps:
    • Dane County parking ramp (113 S. Henry St.)
    • Overture Center garage (300 W. Dayton St.)

Hotel blocks

Best Western Premier Park Hotel (Capitol Square)

22 S. Carroll Street
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-285-8000
Rates: $164/traditional $174/deluxe $214/suite
Group code: WI Medical Alumni Association- Alumni Weekend 2020 Block
Block deadline date: May 4
*Friday night reunion dinners and dean’s reception will be held here

Best Western Inn Towner

2424 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726

Phone: 608-233-8778 option No. 4
Rate: $159.99/traditional
Group code: 1132-1
Block deadline date: May 7
*Close to health sciences campus/shuttle service

Doubletree by Hilton Madison

525 W. Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-251-5511
Rate: $199/night
Group code: WMA
Block deadline date: May 5
*Downtown/campus shuttle service