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Advisory Boards

The Wisconsin Union has four 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. WUD officers and the Hoofer Council President 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 Friday, October 7, 2022. 


Social Education

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

2022 Program And Leadership Advisory Board Meetings:

Wednesday, October 12, 4–5 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 4–5 pm
Wednesday, November 30, 4–5 pm

Social Education

Dining 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 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.

2023 Dining & Hospitality Advisory Board Meetings:

Tuesday, February 14, 1-2 PM
Tuesday, March 21, 1-2 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 1-2 PM

Dining 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.

2022 Administration Advisory Board Meetings:

Tuesday, October 18, 4:30–6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 15, 5:00–6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 6, 4:30–5:30 pm



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.

2023 Facilities Advisory Board Meetings:

Thursday, February 23, 4:30–5:30 pm
Thursday, March 23, 4:30–5:30 pm
Thursday, April 20, 4:305:30 pm

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