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Red Crown Lodge

Alumni College

Alumni College 2024 is currently sold out. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Joe D’Amato at joe.damato@supportuw.org.

This year’s Alumni College retreat is a celebration of 175 years of UW–Madison excellence. Gather with fellow alumni and friends to hear presentations from the university’s experts. Then explore the outdoor activities available at Red Crown Lodge. Browse the sections below to learn more about this informative, all-inclusive weekend getaway in the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods.

Register by April 28.

What You Can Expect

In addition to its location, this exclusive weekend getaway includes all meals, presentations by UW faculty, relaxation opportunities, and more. For information about each day’s activities, please see the full schedule below.

Full Schedule

Sunday, June 2
3–5 p.m. Check-in
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:15 p.m. Welcome by WAA staff
6:30 p.m. Strolling supper with heavy appetizers
8 p.m. Meet Alumni College faculty
8:30 p.m. At your leisure
Monday, June 3
7:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet
10:15 a.m. Lakes, Legends, and Logging: Resisting Paul Bunyan Stories, Tourism, and Erasure Across the Northwoods” with Kasey Keeler, assistant professor of civil society and community studies
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.  “Chasing the Stars: How Wisconsin Astronomers Explored the Galaxies” with Jim Lattis MS’87, PhD’89, director of UW Space Place
35:30 p.m.

Afternoon free — recreational activities available like walking trails and mountain biking, pontoon boat rides, pickleball, etc.

5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner (dining room)
8 p.m. Stargazing with Jim Lattis, s’mores, and campfires
Tuesday, June 4
7:309:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet
8 a.m. Yoga session (optional)
10:15 a.m.  “Cave of Bones: Finding Secrets of Our Ancient Relatives” with John Hawks, Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. University of Wisconsin – An Ongoing Legacy of Impacting Cancer Research and Care” with Howard H Bailey, MD
35:30 p.m

Afternoon free — Water activities provided by Red Crown Lode (canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards), bag toss tournament, etc.

5 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Screening of Cave of Bones in gazebo
Wednesday, June 5
8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet
11:30 a.m. Checkout

Schedule and activities subject to change


Cost per Person

  • $1,900 (single-occupancy room, includes lodging for three nights)

  • $1,800 (double-occupancy room, includes lodging for three nights)

  • $1,000 for commuters (does not include lodging)

Alumni College is an exclusive event for Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) members. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of WAA membership and join the community where Badgers belong!

Event registrants must review the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association’s event participation waiver prior to registration, including its liability release and waiver agreement. Read the full text of the releases and waivers.

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association will hold this event in accordance with all local public health guidance. Mask usage is welcome but not required. Participants who are sick are asked to stay home to help keep our Badger community safe and healthy. If conditions require a change to this event, you will be notified via email or phone call. 

June 2-5, 2024
SOLD OUT
WHEN
June 2-5, 2024
WHERE
Red Crown Lodge
3852 U.S. Highway 51 N.
Arbor Vitae, WI
View Map and Venue Details
COST
$1,900 single-occupancy/person$1,800 double-occupancy/person$1,000/person for commuters
Red Crown Lodge
3852 U.S. Highway 51 N.
Arbor Vitae, WI
Additional Details
Red Crown Lodge is a corporate retreat in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, that was established in 1922 by Standard Oil. Located on Trout Lake in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, the lodge has served as a meeting facility for more than 80 years. It offers spacious guest rooms and opportunities for body-and-mind enrichment.
June 2-5, 2024
SOLD OUT
WHEN
June 2-5, 2024
WHERE
Red Crown Lodge
3852 U.S. Highway 51 N.
Arbor Vitae, WI
View Map and Venue Details
COST
$1,900 single-occupancy/person$1,800 double-occupancy/person$1,000/person for commuters

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