University of Wisconsin–Madison

Alumni Events

The Department of Geoscience invites you to join us!

Department Open House


“Tailgate Party”

(there’s no football game)


Tuesday, May 19

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Weeks Hall, 1215 W. Dayton St., Madison

The 2015 GSA North Central Section Meeting will be held at the Monona Terrace in Madison May 19-20, 2015 just in time for warm nights on the Terrace and fresh Babcock ice cream! This annual conference involves two days of technical sessions at Monona Terrace, with optional field trips before and after the meeting, and kicks off on Monday, May 18th with field trips zigzagging across Southern Wisconsin, followed by an evening reception at Monona Terrace. On Tuesday, May 19th, attendees are invited to Weeks Hall to enjoy brats and cheese curds (only the squeakiest!) at a “traditional tailgate dinner”, while checking out the Geology Museum, library, and laboratories during the Open House. Further field trips include day ventures to the Wisconsin River Valley and local technical sites, and an overnight trek to lovely Door County. We hope alumni will join us for Weeks Hall open house and tailgate party.


Open House in Weeks Hall:

The Geology Museum, C.K. Leith Library, and research labs will be open. Buses will be available to transport participants between the conference at Monona Terrace and Weeks Hall, or you are welcome to come straight to the Department.

Parking info: Look for lots 54 (in back of Weeks Hall), 51 on Mills Street, or 81 on Charter Street and the Union South parking garage on this map.

Traditional Wisconsin Tailgate Dinner:

6:30–8 p.m., Weeks Hall Courtyard.  US$30, cash bar. Please RSVP to Michelle Szabo by May 10, 2015 (tentative).

Registration information:

Conference Goers: You can sign up for the Tailgate when you register for the conference on the GSA webpage. In this case you may pay with a credit card.

Tailgate-only Party Goers: You can send a check to the department with a note about how many guests will be in your party and their names. Please be sure to include your phone number and email address. Thanks! (You can use this Geoscience 2015 reunion enclosure, too, if you like.)

GSA conference details here

Fieldtrip info here

Department of Geoscience exhibit in the Monona Terrace Grand Terrace – stop by and see us



Weeks Hall courtyard in summer