University of Wisconsin-Madison

The 2015 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success will be held in the Gordon Dining and Event Center, Ogg Hall, and the Fluno Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded in 1848, offers a full range of liberal arts studies, professional programs, and student activities to approximately 43,000 students.  Spanning 935 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison and is within easy walking distance of the state capitol, distinctive restaurants, unique museums, cultural attractions, and outdoor recreational activities.  The historical Memorial Union, known for the convivial atmosphere of its terrace overlooking the lake, provides a special place where students and others from all walks of life gather for summer afternoons and evenings of conversation, recreation, multicultural music, and live performances.

Teams will stay in Ogg Hall, one of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s newest residence halls, which opened in 2007.  Institute meals will be provided in the Gordon Avenue Market.  Institute sessions will take place in the recently constructed Gordon Dining and Event Center, Ogg Hall, and the Fluno Center. The opening dinner will feature a student performance by the First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble, a collective of spoken word poets, emcees, dancers, singers, actors, and activists from across the United States, brought together as scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The closing reception of the Institute will take place in the Overture Center for the Arts in the heart of downtown Madison.