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Summer a la Carte: Summer Fun in Downtown Chicago

June 28:Take the PLATO bus into downtown Chicago where we drop you at your choice of trip locations so that you can explore, on your own, Chicago's world class museums and/or shop Chicago's great stores.

PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace

June 10, July 8: Join us in this beautiful lakeside setting.  Come see the newly renovated Union, Madison's "living room", a great place to visit new and old friends. If you've heard about Plato and would like to....

Have an Idea for a New Fall 2016 Course?

Proposals for new Fall 2016 PLATO courses are due June 1. You don't have to be an expert to coordinate a course. If you're good at organizing discussions, you can share the work with other class participants. 

UW-Madison Campus Trolley Tour 2016

June 24, July 29, August 26: We have designed the campus tour just for you to explore its length and breadth: what’s new, what remains that same and the nature of campus life for today’s students. Three tours
Tess Mulrooney and Mike Di Iorio will again lead us on a walk along an Ice Age Trail: Through The Brooklyn Wildlife Area.

A Walk Through Brooklyn State Wildlife Area

June 17: The 3.5 mile walk traverses an area featuring highly eroded glacial deposits from an earlier glacial advance more that 60,000 years ago.  The segment highlights meadows, woodlands, oak savannas and colorful prairies....

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood

July 12:This ambitious exhibition of Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975), the first in more than twenty-five years, reveals the important but overlooked connection between Benton’s experience working for the film industry.... and his career as an artist. lecture courses and learn from top UW-Madison faculty without the obligation of tests or assignments....>

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