Each week many of the theory students meet to have lunch together. The event is mostly a social event so that the students can stay in touch with each other---sharing gossip, advice, news, etc. about theory, graduate school, and life. All are welcome to attend. News and planning of the weekly lunch is communicated via the theory students email list. For more information, please contact Benjamin Miller, "bmiller" at the cs.wisc.edu server.
The lunch day and time for Fall 2017 is Wednesday at 12:30pm. We meet at that time in the lobby by the elevators and decide where to go from there. When the weather is good, we usually go to the carts on the State Street mall and eat at the Memorial union, either inside or by the lake. Otherwise, we go to a nearby restaurant. New graduate students are encouraged to attend.
This fall, theory lunch coincides with the TCS+ talk time slot. On days with TCS+ talks, we meet at 12:00pm (half an hour earlier than normal) in CS 4310. These are roughly every other week. We watch the talk, enjoy lunch, and socialize afterward. Lunch is bring-your-own.