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Hoofers Winter Carnival

Who Says We Can't Play Outside in February? The Hoofers Winter Carnival is a long-standing tradition.

Every February, the Wisconsin Hoofers and other campus partners challenge you to embrace the cold and go play outside. 

Get Outside

Hoofers Winter Carnival

Madison World Music Festival

Enriching the Madison community with music, dance, and culture, The Madison World Music Festival lets you "travel the world" during September with performances from artists covering a wide variety of countries and cultures.

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Madison World Music Festival

Campus Farmers Market

Union South hosts a farmers market weekly during autumn featuring organic and local products.

Shop Locally, Eat Healthily

Campus Farmers Market

Badger Bash

Gameday's best tailgate.  Join us 2 ½ hours before kickoff, every football home game for food and fun for the whole family.  Free admission/open to the public.  

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Badger Bash

Terrace After Dark

Take in free live music, movies, and entertainment, outdoors on The Memorial Union Terrace May through September.

 

See the Lineup

Terrace After Dark

Finals Frenzy

Don't let finals stress you out, with the best study hall ever, dogs on call, penny promotions, and talk sessions you'll be acing your tests in no time! 

Study On!

Finals Frenzy

Welcome (Back) Students Fall Events

The Union celebrates big with multiple events for our annual back-to-school events at Memorial Union and Union South. We introduce the "Heart & Soul" of campus to new students and welcome all students back to campus social life.  Lots of free stuff:  food sampling, free Union T-shirts, dancing, games, climbing, bowling & more round out the festivities.   

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Welcome (Back) Students Fall Events

Tudor Holiday Dinner Concerts

Late November into early December each year. 

Enjoy fine dining, old English pageantry, and rich choral presentations by the Philharmonic Chorus of Madison.

Join us and be a part of the warmth, fellowship & history of the Wisconsin Union.

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Tudor Holiday Dinner Concerts

Terrace Art Zone

Join Wheelhouse Studios for free art making/crafting this summer - all supplies provided!

Enjoy programs in The Art Zone; Pop-up programs, Art Tapas On The Terrace, and Terrace Paintaculars. 

Get in the zone

Terrace Art Zone

Graduation Weekend Events & Activities

Join us at the Union this graduation weekend for grad-inspired activities & specials!

 

Graduation Weekend Events & Activities
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