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Bascom Hill

500 Lincoln Dr (Observatory Dr.), Madison, WI 53706, United States
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  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–2:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

College quad.

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  • HISTORY

    Bascom Hill is named after John Bascom, former president of the University of Wisconsin.

    HISTORY · November 30, 2012
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  • UW-Madison

    Have your picture taken with Abe Lincoln, play Frisbee, or study up on the vast sloping hill that was the site of one of the all-time greatest college pranks—covering the hill with pink flamingos. Read more

    UW-Madison · September 24, 2010
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  • UW-Madison

    Today it's one of the most popular places to bask in the sun, but when UW first opened, students from North Hall kept cows on Bascom Hill.

    UW-Madison · November 21, 2011
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  • WiscSchoolofBusiness

    Take a brief study break and tan on the hill in the summer or play in the snow in the winter. Bascom Hill has something for everyone!

    WiscSchoolofBusiness · December 22, 2011
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  • Nate M.

    Upon graduation, the new graduates all line up to sit on Abe's lap and whisper their hopes and dreams into his ear. Great tradition!

    Nate Moll · May 19, 2012
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  • Tom E.

    The center of campus and a place filled with history.

    Tom Eggert · September 4, 2011
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  • Mery E.

    Nice place :)

    Mery Effendi · December 13, 2012
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  • Chelsea B.

    Avoid having an early class in Bascom Hall - it's very likely you'll loose the motivation to go.

    Chelsea Bliefernicht · October 14, 2012
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  • Nate M.

    Located within Bascom Hill is the dermestarium, a chamber filled w/ flesh eating beetles from the Biology dept. Can you find the entrance?

    Nate Moll · September 28, 2011
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