Research and Study
Engineering Hall: There are a multitude of working spaces throughout the CBE home-base. For large study sessions, work stations are available in the building lobby as well as in the basement “Dungeon” reserved for 1st years. For smaller work groups, you can find private window tables located on the 3rd and 4th floor corners. Finally, during off-hours, most classrooms are vacant if you need large whiteboard space.
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery: Grab a coffee and a bite to eat at Aldo’s Cafe before hitting the books in the award winning green energy building. Here you can work in a natural ambience surrounded by trees, plants, and running water all year round.
Parking Lot 17: A few short-term parking spots can be found in front of Engineering Hall adjacent to the Descendant’s Fountain. Hourly parking is available at Lot 17, the large garage located on Engineering Drive. Parking in Lot 17 is FREE on non-sporting game weekends.
Food and Hangout
Babcock Hall Dairy Store: Only a short walk away from Engineering hall, Babcock Hall Dairy Store features 22 freshly made ice cream flavors and a variety of sandwiches and melts.
Union South: Union South houses a variety of eateries: pizza & wings at Urban Slice, sushi & Asian-fusion at Ginger Root, coffee & tea at Peet’s, burgers & beer at The Sett, to name a few. If you’ve got energy to spare, Union South also hosts a bowling alley and a rock-climbing wall.
Memorial Union Terrace: Enjoy a meal with a lakefront view and live music at the Memorial Union Terrace. Here you can accompany grilled corn and burgers, hearth-fired pizzas, and cheese curds with a selection of craft and tap beers and wines.
State Street Food Trucks: Located next to the Memorial Union Terrace, the seasonal State Street Food Trucks brings a diverse palate of flavors to one street. Find yourself munching on Empanadas, Korean Bulgogi tacos, freshly-made smoothies, and steamed buns, to name a few. Keep an eye-out for other food trucks sprawled and scattered around campus (El Wiscorican is a favorite found behind the Computer Science Building)
Exercise and Recreation
Nicholas Recreation Center: The newly constructed Nicholas Recreation Center boasts 8 full-sized basketball courts, 5 fitness studios, a 27 lanes of swimming and even a diving well. The Nicholas Rec also features racquet ball courts, personal training, and private shower stalls.
Near West Field: Located right on the University Bay, Near West Field hosts 4 synthetic turf. Here CBE students enjoy organized soccer and ultimate frisbee. Along Observatory Dr are the Lakeshore Tennis Courts, which hosts 12 courts, and the Natatorium, where CBE students enjoy badminton on the weekends.
The Shell: Conveniently located right next to Engineering Hall, The Shell is a great place to squeeze in a quick workout. Students can enjoy pick-up basketball games, weight lifting, a variety of cardio equipment, and even the ice-rink.