WildHacks 2016 Travel Policy

WildHacks will take place at the Norris University Center on Northwestern’s Evanston Campus. The address is 1999 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60208.

Charter buses will be provided for schools with a large amount of interest in attending WildHacks. Other accepted students may apply to have their travel to the event reimbursed.

Reimbursement Info

Students from the Midwest are elligible for a reimbursement of up to $50 for reasonable travel expenses (e.g. gas for driving or a Metra ticket is reasonable. An Uber is not).

Students traveling from outside of the Midwest who will be flying in are elligible for a reimbursement of up to $200 for reasonable travel expenses.

In order to get reimbursed for travel costs, upload your travel receipts to our Dropbox folder linked here. Any receipts for travel reimbursement (i.e. those for flights) submitted to the Dropbox link by Sunday, November 13th 11:59 PM CST will be reimbursed at WildHacks. Any other receipts not submitted by this date must be submitted by Thursday, December 1st 11:59 PM CST to be reimbursed by check in the mail. All travel receipts must be submitted by December 1st to be considered for reimbursement

Bus Info

In order to help hackers get to WildHacks, we will be sending 6 busses to 10 schools that will be a round trip to WildHacks on Friday, November 18 and from WildHacks on Sunday, November 20th. If you are planning on traveling to WildHacks from any of these schools, please get a bus ticket on Eventbrite for the bus you will be taking to WildHacks. Getting a bus ticket will guarantee you a spot on the bus, after which we will fill the bus with hackers with a bus waitlist ticker. At WildHacks, your bus ticket will be refunded in full. You do not need to submit a receipt of our bus ticket to the Dropbox to get a refund. Click the link here to go to the WildHacks Bus Eventbrite page.

All pickup times are on Friday, November 18. Time and location are subject to change.

A full list of buses can be found below:


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pickup Times and Locations

  • UIUC1:30pm @ Siebel Center for Computer Science at 201 N Goodwin Ave, Urbana IL 61801

Michigan Bus

University of Michigan and Michigan State University

Pickup Times and Locations

  • University of Michigan11:00am @ Rackham Auditorium (915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
  • Michigan State University12:30pm @ Spartan Stadium (325 W Shaw Ln East Lansing, MI 48825)

Chicago Bus

University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Pickup Times and Locations

  • University of Chicago3:00pm @ TBD
  • UIC3:45pm @ TBD

Purdue Bus

Purdue University

Pickup Times and Locations

  • Purdue University1:00pm @ 305 N University St, West Lafayette, IN 4790

Wisconsin Bus

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pickup Times and Locations

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison1:45pm @ 1210 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706

Canada Bus

McMaster University, Toronto University, University of Waterloo

Pickup Times and Locations

  • Toronto University7:00am @ Convocation Hall, (27 King's College Circle)
  • McMaster University8:45am @ 1309 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1C5
  • University of Waterloo10:00am @ 200 University Ave. W, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1

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