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Bascom Hill

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  • HISTORY
    HISTORYNovember 30, 2012
    Bascom Hill is named after John Bascom, former president of the University of Wisconsin.
  • UW-Madison
    UW-MadisonSeptember 24, 2010
    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
    UW-MadisonNovember 21, 2011
    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.
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BliefernichtOctober 14, 2012
    Avoid having an early class in Bascom Hall - it's very likely you'll loose the motivation to go.
  • Nate M.
    Nate MollSeptember 28, 2011
    Located within Bascom Hill is the dermestarium, a chamber filled w/ flesh eating beetles from the Biology dept. Can you find the entrance?
  • Nate M.
    Nate MollMay 19, 2012
    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!
  • WiscSchoolofBusiness
    WiscSchoolofBusinessDecember 22, 2011
    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!
  • Tom E.
    Tom EggertSeptember 4, 2011
    The center of campus and a place filled with history.
  • Mery E.
    Mery EffendiDecember 13, 2012
    Nice place :)
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