The University Club

The University Club

The Center for the Humanities is located at 432 East Campus Mall, on the third floor of the University Club building. The Center's conference room, room 313, hosts seminars, conferences, reading groups, workshops, and classes. The Center also takes advantage of sharing the building with the University Club by holding receptions, meetings, and lectures in their dining spaces often. Our popular Humanities Friday Lunches series typically meets in the University's Club's banquet room, located on the basement level.

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Parking rates and location for State Street Campus Garage

Parking rates and location for Lot 3

About the Building

Founded in 1907, the University Club was a response to UW President Charles Van Hise’s call for a faculty club to promote fellowship in the campus community. It opened after founders raised enough money to buy a fire-damaged brick home at the corner of State and Murray streets originally owned by John Sterling, one of the university's first professors.

The Center shares the upper parts of the building with several other humanities institutes and centers, including close partner, the Institute for Research in the HumanitiesThe Center for the Study of the American Constitution, the Max Kade Insitute for German-American Studies, the Center for Visual Cultures, and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Culture.