Supporting the University of Wisconsin–Madison with Scholarships, Service, Education, and Friendship
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Each year, University League plans four to six large group programs for its members and friends. Our programs are open to the public. Reservations are required. More information is detailed in appropriate issues of the League Letter. Reservation forms are posted as they become available.

Contact Information

Program Chair:  Linda Harvey

Assistant Program Chair:  Barbara Rogers

Reservationist: Betty Zeps

Program Calendar 2023-24 (PDF)

2023–2024 Programs

Spring Luncheon

Wednesday, March 30, 2024, 11:00 am
Maple Bluff Country Club

Two dugout canoes, one dating back to 800 AD, and the other to 1000 BC were discovered in Lake Mendota in 2021 and 2022. Dr. Amy Rosebrough, Interim State Archaeologist, will talk about the discovery and origins of the two canoes, as well as the indigenous peoples who made their homes along the shores of Lake Mendota, the recovery process, and the preservation efforts made at the State Archive Preservation Facility.

Program information (pdf)

Spring Luncheon Reservation Form (pdf)

Stay at Home Scholarship Benefit

February and March, 2024

University League’s main Scholarship fundraising effort is from February 1st through March 31st.

Luncheon & Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 11:00 am
Blackhawk Country Club

Mary Elise Antoine, Curator of Collections and Research, Villa Louis, Wisconsin Historical Society, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Her talk will focus on the importance of the fur trade to the early residents of Wisconsin and the partnership between the indigenous peoples and the Euro-Americans who first settled in Wisconsin.

Program Information (pdf) to come.

Program Reservation Form (pdf) to come.

Fall Coffee

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 9:30 am
Blackhawk Country Club

Dr. Jennifer Mnookin, UW–Madison Chancellor, will speak about the path she took to leadership in higher education, including the challenges she faced as well as the sources of support she received along the way. She will also outline her vision for the UW–Madison as she enters her second year as chancellor.

Program Information (pdf)

Candlelight Concert

Saturday, December  9, 2023 5:30 pm
Maple Bluff Country Club

Mad City Ukuleles is a group of twenty outstanding ukulele players/singers under the direction of Steve Klafka. This totally volunteer group will play and sing many favorite holiday tunes, and will invite the audience to sing along to some favorite melodies. This promises to be wonderful evening of music to kick-off the holiday season!

Program Information (pdf)

Program Reservation Form (pdf)