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Advisory Boards

The Wisconsin Union has Advisory Boards under Union Council that meet to discuss different issues and concerns within their respective departments of Memorial Union and Union South. Comprising students, staff, and trustees, the Advisory Boards are charged to monitor specific areas, study problems in-depth, report the findings, and recommend appropriate action to Union Council. This year the advisory boards will be focused on specific topics of interest, which are noted below. WUD officers chair these Advisory Boards with Committee Directors and Hoofer Club Presidents serving alongside other students, staff, and trustees. All UW-Madison students, staff, and trustees are encouraged to sit in on these open monthly meetings. If you would like more information on becoming involved in our subcommittees, please contact

See information and meeting times of each Advisory Board below.      

Apply to be a voting member

Applications will close at 5 pm on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023. 


Social Education

This advisory board represents the Wisconsin Union Program and Leadership Development operating areas, which include all WUD programming areas plus the Center for Leadership Involvement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, UW Homecoming, Wisconsin Singers, Wheelhouse Studios, Outdoor UW, and the Union Theater. The Social Education Advisory Board manages social education and program issues as they pertain to policies.

Union South Programming

Tuesday, February 20, 4pm – 5pm

Tuesday, March 5, 4pm – 5pm

Tuesday, March 19, 4pm – 5pm

Tuesday, April 9, 4pm – 5pm


Social Education

Dining and Hospitality Services

This advisory board represents the Wisconsin Union Food & Retail Services operating area, which includes Catering, Markets & Cafes, Outdoor Rentals, Restaurants, and Kitchens. The Dining and Hospitality Services Advisory Board manages proposals regarding menu, price, and other operational changes like meal plan contracts, recycling efforts, and multicultural goals of food service as they pertain to policies.

Dining Advisory Board **Open only to Union Staff & WUD Members***

Monday, February 19, 4pm – 5pm

Monday, March 4, 4pm – 5pm

Monday, April 8, 4pm – 5pm

Dining and Hospitality Services


This Advisory Board represents the administration operating areas of the Union. This includes Wiscard, Cashier's Office & Payroll, Fiscal Services, Human Resources, Information Systems, and Staff Education & Training. The Administration Advisory Board manages the Wisconsin Union operating budget, and with policy issues that arise regarding Union personnel, technology, and other appropriate administration area issues as they pertain to policies.

Wisconsin Union and Wisconsin Union Directorate Budget Advisory Board

Tuesday, March 5, 4pm – 5pm
Thursday, March 7, 4pm – 5pm



The Facilities Advisory Board of Union Council represents the Wisconsin Union Facilities operating area, which includes Building Services, Game Rooms, Guest Rooms, Central Reservations, Conference Services, Project Management, and Technical Maintenance. This subcommittee deals with the Wisconsin Union building usage, space allocation, and operation guidelines as they pertain to policies.

Dining and Hospitality/Facilities Advisory Board: Sustainability
Tuesday, February 13, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Friday, February 23, 1pm – 2pm

Friday, March 8, 1pm – 2pm

Monday, April 8, 2pm – 3pm

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