Meetup with Your Colleagues
at the
University of Wisconsin


We are academic staff, classified employees, faculty, graduate students, and post doctoral students working at University of Wisconsin campuses, who get together to share our work experiences, current research, and institutional knowledge -- and relax, too!

UW-Madison alone is large and expansive, spanning 935 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, with over 200 departments, programs, and centers, and it's difficult to connect with other staff members across the university. It's even more difficult to meet other University of Wisconsin staff members at other campuses. We meet on the UW-Madison campus (at the Memorial Union, Union South, Arboretum, Lakeshore Nature Preserve, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, etc.) or off-campus, and anyone can suggest a meetup.

Have an urge to head to the Terrace after work? Make it a meetup! Going to a presentation or event? Giving a tour or lecture for a general university audience? Include people through a meetup! Have an innovative idea and want to brainstorm and don't know how to reach out across campus? Try a meetup. Want to go for a hike in the Arboretum? Invite your colleagues. Just angling to do something fun over the weekend? Make it a meetup! It's up to members to make use of this site.

There is no cost/fee involved with joining or participating in this group, and many of our Meetups are free, on-campus events, as well. As a member of the University of Wisconsin Meetup group online, you'll receive updates about meetups, as well as be able to send emails to individuals or to the entire group, post to our discussion forums, and add meetup dates and locations yourself. Also, when you signup online, and indicate your RSVP for events, it helps us when planning our venues and coordinating with venue staff.

You're free to bring a guest or guests, family members, etc. to our events. You can even bring your pet to our Lakeshore Nature Preserve bonfires, as long as they're on a leash!


  • Lunch and Drinks at The Pier (The Edgewater Hotel)
  • Sunset Picnic at Gibraltor Rock in Lodi, WI
  • Pyle Center 3T Meetups (Total of five Pyle Center Meetups on the third Thursday of every month through September)
  • Night Club Two Step Dance Lessons
  • Blood Donation at Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel and Student Center
  • Celebrate 50 years of Art Glass and Learn About Harvey Littleton
  • Bonfire at Picnic Point in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve (2X)
  • Pyle Center 3T and Chazen Flame and Spark! (2X)
  • The Great Dane Hilldale Happy Hour and Dinner
  • Glassblowing Demonstration and UW Student Art Glass Sale
  • WUD Music Presents.... Behind the Beat: UW Jazz Orchestra at Memorial Union Der Rathskeller
  • Mendota Blue at Memorial Union Terrace
  • Sherlock at Union South
  • Lunch at Prairie Cafe (Middleton) Followed by Walk in Pheasant Branch Conservancy
  • UW Javanese Gamelan Concert
  • "Happy" Film Screening and Discussion Panel at Town Center in Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
  • Hike at Arboretum Northern Unit
  • Wisconsin Academy Event at Overture
  • Showcase 2012 at Memorial Union
  • Union South Happy Hour

Join us and meetup with your University of Wisconsin colleagues! And, pass the word around, by telling any of your colleagues who may have an interest in this group.


  • This site is privately operated and is not affiliated with, funded by, or otherwise representative, of the University of Wisconsin. Opinions, views, and/or other expressions on this website are solely those of the posting individual and not attributable to the University of Wisconsin.
  • Use of this site is not a formal job responsibility for the organizers or any of the participants. However, users who are a university employee need to follow the policies applicable to their position on campus, including, at a minimum, the university's responsible use of information technology and social media.
  • This meetup is primarily comprised of individuals who are University of Wisconsin faculty, staff, post doc, or graduate students or alumni of past UW positions.
  • This meetup group has no political affiliations and does not accept sponsorships.

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