ADDRESSWiscSIMS, The Wisconsin Ion Microprobe Laboratory
Department of Geoscience
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lewis G. Weeks Hall
1215 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706, USA
photo: Archie Nicolette
The map at right shows how to reach the ground floor WiscSIMS lab via the Weeks Hall courtyard. Weeks Hall is on the southeast corner of the intersection of W. Dayton St. and N. Charter St.
We have compiled a list of housing options (link) on and near the UW-Madison campus.
Good luck. UW prides itself on being green and parking un-friendly. Street parking is available near Weeks Hall, but a 2 hour maximum is enforced. Visitor Parking passes, available for the nearby Union South and Engineering covered garages, are $12/day (as of 2014) but should be arranged well in advance. Remember to contact your housing option to arrange parking if necessary.
Note that many housing options are within a short walk or bus-ride of Weeks Hall. Madison Metro buses provide excellent access to the lab; routes and schedules are accessible via Google Maps. Metro routes 80, 81, 82, 84 are free campus circulators. Check the Madison Metro website for current fares for non-campus routes.
Madison B-cycle offers bike-rental stations (similar to the CitiBike service in NYC) at dozens of locations around campus and downtown from Spring-Fall. There is a rack at Union South, a block from Weeks Hall. A monthly membership is only $8 (as of 2014), just remember to cancel the auto-renewing subscription when you leave!
GETTING TO MADISON
By air: Dane County Regional Airport (callsign: MSN) serves Madison and is a 15 minute cab-ride from Weeks Hall. Cabs are available at the (very) far end of the baggage claim. O'Hare International Airport in Chicago is ~3 hours drive from the UW-Madison campus and there are bus services (e.g. Van Galder Coach USA) that will pick you up at either the International Terminal or the Bus/Shuttle Center and drop you off at a central campus location.
By bus: In addition to the bus service from O'Hare listed above, Megabus offers service to the UW-Madison campus from downtown Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago.