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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.  All meetings in 2020 will be held virtually.   

Apply Here to be a voting member

Applications will close at 5 pm on Sunday, October 5, 2020. 


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.

2020 Program And Leadership Advisory Board Meetings:

Wednesday, October 14th, 4-5 pm
Wednesday, November 11th, 4-5 pm
Wednesday, December 2nd, 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.

2020 Dining & Hospitality Advisory Board Meetings:

Thursday, October 15, 5–6 pm
Thursday, October 29, 5–6 pm
Thursday, November 19, 5–6 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.

2020 Administration Advisory Board Meetings:

Tuesday, October 13, 6–7 pm
Tuesday, November 10, 6–7 pm
Tuesday, November 24, 6–7 pm
Tuesday, December 1, 6–7 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.

2020 Facilities Advisory Board Meetings:

Monday, October 12, 5:30–6:30 pm
Monday, November 7, 5:30–6:30 pm
Monday, November 23, 5:30–6:30 pm
Monday, November 30th, 5:30–6:30 pm

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