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Events & Activities

The Union is the home to recreational, cultural, educational, and social opportunities daily. Our student-led programming board, Wisconsin Union Directorate, plans more than 1,000 events within our two buildings and on campus. With 9 committees and 6 Hoofer Clubs, WUD plans thought-provoking, stress-reducing, and fun activities, including live music, films, lectures, political discussions, community service, outdoor activities, and the arts.

Plan your Union adventure for a specific event or activity. There is truly something for everyone at the Union. 

Current Art Exhibits and Permanent Galleries

Current Art Exhibits and Permanent Galleries

The Wisconsin Union buildings feature galleries with rotating exhibits. Works from our permanent collection can be found throughout central spaces and meeting rooms.

Plan your art escape


Get Outside with Outdoor UW and Hoofers

Get Outside with Outdoor UW and Hoofers

Outdoor UW, located on the shores of Lake Mendota, is the outlet for outdoor adventure on campus. With rentals for all seasons and membership in any of the six Hoofer clubs, it's easy to stay active all year long.

Plan your outdoor adventure


Open Arts Studios and Classes at Wheelhouse

Open Arts Studios and Classes at Wheelhouse

Wheelhouse Studios, located in the lower level of Memorial Union, invites you to explore your inner artist. With three studio spaces for classes, groups events, and drop-in DIY endeavors from pottery and photography to glasswork and metal work, to painting and screenprinting and more, Wheelhouse inspires the artist within.

Get creative at Wheelhouse


Climbing and Bowling at Sett Recreation

Climbing and Bowling at Sett Recreation

The Sett Recreation, located in Union South, invites you to unwind with a climbing wall, bowling alley, pool tables, and games. There's plenty of room to hang out and watch your favorite sports.

Plan your Sett Adventure