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    Sunset Lounge & Outdoor Restaurant

    We're proud to announce the addition of the Sunset Lounge & Restaurant—a new, exclusive reservation-only location on the Terrace!

    We've got shareable small-plates, family-style pizzas, and delicious desserts alongside a full lineup of craft beers, wines, and cocktails.

    Reservations now open via OpenTable.

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    Madison Jazz Festival

    Madison Jazzfest: Marquis Hill & Donna Woodall Group

    Sat. June 19 | 7PM | Terrace | Free Show

    Be part of a citywide celebration of jazz. Visit the Terrace for a performance from one of the finest trumpeters in jazz today.

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    The Wisconsin Union celebrates LGBTQ+ identities.

    We honor the long lineage of those who have bravely stood up for justice, the ongoing acts of resistance, and the expanding future that we work for.

    Pride month honors LGBTQ+ past, present, and future and our capacity to survive and thrive in this world, and transform it into a more inclusive place.


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    Live Music, Movies & More

    The Terrace is open and our events are back!

    When the sun sets but the night stays warm, the Terrace is the best place to be. Settle in for a snack at the Terrace and catch free movies this summer.

    Prefer free live music? No matter if you know all the words to every song or you’re hearing a band for the first time you’re still at the best outdoor venue in Madison!  

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    Sleep Under the Stars

    Enjoy the warming weather and rent tents, sleeping pads, tarps and more from Outdoor UW in Memorial Union!

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    Fun in the Sun with the Whole Crew

    Celebrate summer and take a group of friends or family out on Lake Mendota for a private group experience with Outdoor UW.

    All skill levels welcome | 2-24 person group


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    Paddling Rentals

    Float On

    Make the most of your summer and enjoy Lake Mendota when you rent kayaks, canoes and paddleboards from Outdoor UW.

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    We're Hiring!

    Now Hiring for a variety of different jobs on campus with flexible hours and great wages! Enjoy our fun work environment and gain leadership skills + work experience.

    Student Employees Enjoy:

    • 30% Discount on Food
    • Flexible Schedules
    • Great Starting Wages 

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