University Lectures Policies & Procedures

The Lectures Committee provides small grants to support bringing speakers of proven distinction to the UW-Madison campus. Lectures are intended to enrich the general intellectual and culture life of the university community and may be in person or virtual. Subjects should be of interest to students, preferably in multiple disciplines, and lectures that appeal to wider audiences are encouraged.

Lectures must take place during the fall or spring semesters or the 8-week summer session. They must be free and open to anyone in the university community. The lecture must be held at a location on or immediately adjacent to the campus, one that is easily accessible to the general student audience and is wheelchair accessible. It is the sponsoring unit’s responsibility to give careful consideration to the academic calendar and major holidays (including religious observances) when scheduling the lecture.

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