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Memorial Union Terrace, Memorial Union and Union South access will expand to all beginning May 10

Posted: 04/19/21

 Memorial Union Terrace, Memorial Union and Union South access will expand to all beginning May 10

Beginning May 10, all, including Wisconsin Union members, community members, and visitors, can visit the Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union Terrace, Memorial Union and Union South.

The return of the yellow, green and orange sunburst Terrace chairs that came back to the Terrace on April 14 marked the annual start of months of experiences at the Terrace, called Terrace season.

Terrace season 2021 began with access temporarily limited to current University of Wisconsin-Madison staff, faculty and students due to the Badger Badge Program. This program, in which only UW-Madison students, staff and faculty can participate, requires that UW-Madison students, staff and faculty visiting campus buildings, including Memorial Union, Union South and the Terrace, have Badger Badges with “building access granted status.” 

Beginning May 10, all patrons can enjoy Memorial Union’s outdoor and indoor seating as well as seating at Union South on a first come, first served basis. Safety guidelines include wearing masks, practicing physical distancing, and not moving tables and chairs from their designated locations.

While visiting Memorial Union or Union South, patrons can order food through Grubhub for pick-up at the counter of a restaurant, market or café or order at a dining option’s counter. Guests can also order food for pick-up through kiosks from der Rathskeller, Prairie Fire, Carte, Saffron, or Peet’s Coffee.

The Wisconsin Union team continues to be committed to providing safe, clean facilities for its visitors and team members. In addition to regular, rigorous cleaning of its buildings throughout each day, the Union is providing table self-cleaning stations for Terrace visitors and has increased the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces at both Union South and Memorial Union.

The Wisconsin Union has been a membership organization for more than 100 years. All can join the Wisconsin Union as annual or lifetime members, including those with no UW-Madison affiliation. Lifetime and annual Wisconsin Union members enjoy many benefits, including discounted tickets to Wisconsin Union Theater performances and discounted art experiences with the Union’s art studio Wheelhouse Studios. More information about membership is available at

Patrons can visit to learn more about the 2021 Terrace season experience.

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