Around Town & Beyond

The Wisconsin campus and the city of Madison are packed with plenty to do, and you’ll have plenty of time to check out the attractions and activities that interest you most! One thing’s for sure; it’s impossible to be bored!

  • Participate in an on-campus seminar or workshop
  • Explore the shops, sights and scenes in Madison
  • Enjoy a favorite sport, or just relax on the lakeside

Check Out the Scene

  • Get to know Madison during ACA’s welcome scavenger hunt – our mad dash around Mad-Town!
  • Get colorful at the Tie-Dye Festival
  • Feel the heat at ACA’s bonfire at Picnic Point

 Kick Back and Relax

  • Duck into a Mallards baseball game (Madison’s minor league team, known and loved for their between inning antics)
  • Savor the sun and sand at James Madison Park and Beach
  • Fill up on fun food, live music and great bargains during Maxwell Street Days

 Big Sounds and Big Leagues

  • Check out an awesome summer concert (past favorites have been the Dave Matthews Band, Sting, Bob Dylan, Guster, Nickelback, Santana and Wilco)
  • Party down at Milwaukee’s famous Summerfest – an amazing outdoor concert scene!
  • Catch a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game 

Make Time to Play

  • Enjoy a game of pool or pingpong at the Memorial Union
  • Take some thrilling rides at Cedar Point
  • Roll a few intergalactic frames at Cosmic Bowl
  • Take aim in a game of laser tag
  • Putt around at UW mini-golf
  • Take a jog along Lake Mendota’s lakeshore trail
  • Find out who rules the court at the ACA 3-on-3 basketball tournament
  • Hang on for jet boating in the Wisconsin Dells 

Keep Your Cool

  • Chill out at Noah’s Ark WaterPark – America’s largest!
  • Sail, swim and canoe on Lake Mendota
  • Put the diet on hold at Red Mango

Shop and Explore

  • Enjoy the freshest fruits and veggies at Madison’s amazing farmers’ market
  • Shop ‘til you drop on the eight-block State Street Mall
  • Tour the Wisconsin State Capitol
  • Take in the carnival atmosphere at the Dane County Fair

Be the Star of the Show

  • Step into the spotlight on Open Mic Night
  • Take center stage in the Skit Night & Talent Review
  • Boogie over to the Disco & Dancing Extravaganza

And When It’s Over...

  • Say goodbye at ACA's catered Farewell Bash and Summer Slide Show


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