GAFIS Symposium

Graduate Association of French and Italian Students

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2018 GAFIS Symposium: Accommodation & Transportation Information

The Symposium is held at Union South (1308 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53715).

Getting to Madison

Arrival information from Madison (Dane County Regional) Airport:

Union Cab

Badger Cab

Car rentals from airport

Note: Generally, it isn't necessary to rent a car if you arrive via Dane County Regional Airport. The airport is located only about six miles from the downtown Madison and UW campus area, and taxi service is available. If you do choose to rent a car, check with your hotel directly about parking availability.

Arrival Information from Chicago O’Hare/Midway/Milwaukee:

By car:

o 1.5 hour drive from Milwaukee (via I-94)

o 2.5 hour drive from Chicago (via I-90)

By bus:

Van Galder Bus (to/from Chicago airports)

Badger Bus (to/from Milwaukee)



On-campus Lodging:

Lowell Center 610 Langdon Street

Union South 1308 W. Dayton St.

Memorial Union Guest Rooms 800 Langdon St.

Downtown Madison Lodging:

Campus Inn (Graduate Madison) 601 Langdon Street

HI-Madison Hostel  141 South Butler St 

DoubleTree 525 W. Johnson Street

Hampton Inn & Suites 440 W. Johnson Street

Hotel Red 1501 Monroe Street


Madison Eats:

Pub fare

Great Dane

Old Fashioned

Coopers Tavern


Sol’s on the Square




Porta Bella


Osteria Papavero


Kabul (Afghani/Mediterranean)

Layla’s (Persian)


Madison Attractions:


Wisconsin Historical Museum

Historical Society library and archives

Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum

Chazen Museum of Art


UW Arboretum

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Vilas Zoo

Brewery Tours

New Glarus

Capital Brewery

State Capitol Tours