125th Anniversary of Science Hall

Celebrate Science HallWhen alumni talk about their experiences as a student in the geography department, they often speak of the fondness they have for Science Hall itself. Once home to all sciences on the UW-Madison campus, Science Hall is steeped in history, mystery and some great traditions that are literally tied to the walls of this grand building.

This year Science Hall reached a milestone —  its 125th anniversary!

On October 30th (4-9pm), the Department of Geography and Nelson Institute will hold an anniversary celebration to mark the occasion. There will be tours, talks, and a reception in our beautiful Robinson Map Library. We will take a look back at the building’s past and look forward towards its future.

See more information about this event here!

As part of our anniversary celebration, we are collecting stories and reminiscences about Science Hall. You can leave a comment below or send your thoughts to


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