UW Graduation Weekend
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The Edgewater is abuzz with activity all year long – whether it is a live music concert series in the summer months, or open ice skating on The Edgewater Ice Rink in the winter months. View our in-house events below and click through to learn more about each one. We are excited to be Madison’s place for entertainment, for community events, for live music, for Badger fun and so much more. We hope you join us, every time, and experience The Edgewater for yourself!

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UW Graduation Weekend

May 7 - May 9

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Welcome to The Edgewater! We are thrilled to have you and your families stay with us over the 2021 Commencement weekend. Below is information on our property operations over these special dates.

PUBLIC HEALTH MADISON DANE COUNTY // Dane County remains under Emergency Order #15 PDF . This public health order mandates limits on indoor gatherings, 6 feet social distancing, masks, as well as capacity restrictions on taverns (25% capacity) and restaurants (50% capacity) with tables spaced 6 feet apart both indoors and outdoors. For the full order, click here.

THE BOATHOUSE // This popular lakeside restaurant will be open to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. We are not taking reservations due to the limited occupancy rules we are following per Dane County Public Health COVID 19 guidelines.

THE STATEHOUSE // The Statehouse is fully committed for reservations at this time and a waitlist has been started. If Dane County mandates change to allow more seating we will do our best to accommodate additional reservations. If you are a guest of the hotel, would like to be added to the waitlist, or have questions, please call 608.535.8230.

THE MARKET //  Located on the 7th floor, this outlet is open daily for to-go coffee, breakfast items including hot breakfast sandwiches (served until 11am), oatmeal, bagels and muffins, and other grab-and-go snacks including cheese, beer and wine.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH // Sunday, May 9th, 9 am – 2 pm, featuring full a la carte brunch menu plus Mother’s Day specials
The Statehouse is fully committed for reservations at this time. If you are a guest of the hotel and have questions, please call 608.535.8230.

THE SPA // The Edgewater Spa is open for your enjoyment with limited appointments remaining. Please book online or call 608.535.8240 for an appointment.

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY LIVE BROADCAST // The commencement ceremony will be streamed live online. The ceremony will be streamed through the University’s YouTube channel: click here.

A YouTube display will appear on the commencement home page about 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

Union South // Plaza with Jumbotron — Showing the Camp Randall Commencement ceremony live on a “jumbotron” big screen at the outdoor plaza at Union South. No reservations required.

The Edgewater // Ceremony will be broadcast live in Augie’s Tavern, The Boathouse and under the tent on the Grand Plaza. All spaces are first come, first served.

TRANSPORTATION // We will be offering our House Cars for shuttle services daily from 9am – 10pm to accommodate pick-ups and drop-offs within a 2 mile radius of the hotel. This will however exclude transport services to Camp Randall between 9 AM and 4PM on Saturday May 8th. The House Cars will be available on a first come, first serve basis and reservations may be made once you arrive at the hotel property through the valet or front desk.

For commencement, we will have a bus transporting hotel guests from the hotel to Camp Randall on Saturday, May 8, from 9am to 3pm; please note, there are limited reservations available and they can be made through the hotel front desk at stay@theedgewater.com.

GRADUATION GIFTS //  Stop by The Market on level 7 for a variety of collegiate-themed gifts for your grad, including housewares, hats and apparel.

PRIVATE EVENTS // Our private event spaces throughout the property are fully committed May 7-9. If you have questions, please contact sales@theedgewater.com.


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May 9
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