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Photo/Video Approval Request

Prohibited Photography and Videography

  • Under no circumstances will any photography or videography be permitted on the Hoofers and Outdoor UW piers near Memorial Union. These are for Hoofers and Outdoor UW use only.
  • Capturing photography or videography for the purpose of selling those images or footage is prohibited by University policy:
  • Drone use over University property for the purpose of filming is generally not permissible per University policy:

Additional limitations to commercial photography and videography apply. Visit for details. 

Professional Photography and Filming

Non-media professional photographers and videographers, please complete the form before capturing any images or video on Union/UW-Madison property.

Our team will review your form responses and be in contact with you soon. Advance permission is not granted until a member of our team responds with a message granting permission. We may follow up with questions and reserve the right to deny permission or request follow-up actions based on a variety of factors. Please allow at least two business days for a response. This form is only monitored during business hours Monday-Friday. 

By completing the form below, you agree that your project will not disrupt the routine functioning of the Wisconsin Union and will not interfere with patrons and their right to privacy. You agree that patrons who are asked to participate or are recognizable in any film/photo activity will sign a release form. Images/videos may not be used commercially by non-UW System departments or entities; this prohibition includes the use of the images for the promotion of a business or non-profit organization.

Media Contact

Journalists with questions about photography or videography at Memorial Union, Union South or other Wisconsin Union-run spaces, such as the Fluno Center, can contact our communications director at Journalists do not need to complete the form below. Building management may make contact with journalists to ensure adherence to campus photography and videography policies. Advance outreach can help minimize interruptions to journalists' work. Thank you. 

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Journalists interested in visiting Memorial Union or Union South can contact our communications director at or (608) 262-8862. Journalists must reach out prior to arriving at Memorial Union or Union South. Journalists do not need to complete the form above. Thank you.

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