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Large Space Lottery for UW-Madison Student Groups

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Reserve Space for Spring 2019 Events

The Registered Student Organization (RSO) Lottery is where RSOs can enter to reserve a Wisconsin Union large room space on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening. These large spaces can accommodate a dance or social event.   

Space lottery tickets will be given to representatives from each group that signs up and groups will be called in the order in which tickets are chosen.  When a group is chosen, they can pick from a list of available dates. When a group picks a date, it is entered by an event planner and we move on to the next group until all available dates are filled or we run out of groups. 

The group representative will be the main contact for the reservation, and should come prepared to provide contact information and with a date or dates in mind. Groups may only receive up to one date.

Good luck!


Additional details:

Registration will be held in the Annex Room (just across from Main Lounge) from 4PM to 5PM. We will begin drawing tickets promptly at 5PM. Any group arriving after 5PM may have the opportunity to book space only if spaces are available, after every group who arrived to register has had the opportunity to book.

  • Registered Student Organization (RSO) status will be confirmed in WIN on the evening of the lottery. Groups who are not in active status in WIN will not be permitted to reserve space that evening and will need to confirm their status through Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) prior to being permitted to reserve space.
  • This lottery is for social events for 50 people or more in Great Hall (Memorial Union), Tripp Commons (Memorial Union), or sections of Varsity Hall (Union South) on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8PM to 12AM. Groups who would like daytime events must contact us after the RSO Lottery date to inquire about available space. We will not be able to book outside of the 8PM to 12AM time slot on this evening.
  • Groups will only be booking a date during the lottery. Additional information on planning their event will be provided via email following the lottery.
  • Campus Event Services staff will be on hand to answer questions related to planning a social even

Questions may be directed to events@union.wisc.edu.


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