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Sett Recreation

Climb, bowl, shoot pool, play games, and hang out at The Sett, the center of recreation at Union South.  Sett Recreation is located on the lower level of The Sett Pub.  Play until your heart is content, then head upstairs to grab a bite, hang out and watch all of your favorite sports at The Sett Pub.

Your safety is our priority 

Sett Recreation is committed to keeping our guests and staff safe. To learn more about the safety precautions we're taking, please read this Safety Document


Food & Beverage Menu

Sett Recreation offers a variety of food and drink to fuel the fun. Please click here to see current menu offerings. 

First-Time Climber Orientations 

First-time climbers must complete orientation prior to climbing. Allow 10 -20 minutes for the orientation. Plan on arriving early enough to complete the orientation and allow time for climbing before the wall closes. Orientations are available during the following times for the semester: 

Orientation Times 

Orientation times for new climbers will be posted as soon as our Fall 2021 schedule is set.

Climbing Wall Fall Hours


Monday: 12:00pm- 1:30pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday: 5:00pm-9:30pm

Wednesday: 12:00pm- 1:30pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm

Thursday: 5:00pm-9:30pm

Friday: 5:00pm-9:30pm

Saturday: 2:00pm-7:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm-7:00pm

CLOSED December 24th to January 10th for Winter Break

*Please note, all climbers must be 18 years or older, unless they are enrolled as a UW-Madison student.

For more information, call (608) 263-2514 or send an email.


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