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Become a Member

Lifelong Connections Start Here
Membership means a lot at the Wisconsin Union. It means the beginning of a lifelong connection to the heart and sou
l of the University.  And it means supporting all the things people love about the Union—arts and culture, adventure, special guest lectures, film, music and more. Because the Union is a completely self-supporting organization operating without any tax dollars, membership ensures everything that makes the Union special can be enjoyed for years to come.

Your voice as a member is represented by the Wisconsin Union Association. Together with Union staff, the Association board works tirelessly each day to make experiences for a lifetime possible. 

Join the growing community more than 94,000 people who support the Wisconsin Union by becoming a member.

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Get in Touch
(608) 262-2263

Membership purchase locations:  

  • Membership Computer/Kiosk, Memorial Union West Wing Lobby
  • Memorial Union Theater Box Office (1st Floor)
  • Memorial Union Membership Office (5th Floor), open 9 am - 5 pm Monday–Friday
  • Terrace Welcome Cart (Memorial Day–Labor Day)
  • Wisconsin Union Hotel Desk (Union South)
  • Purchase membership online

Life and Annual Membership Benefits


  • Special pricing on Union Theater season tickets
  • Discounts on rooms and express check-out at Union South Hotel
  • 10% discount on rentals & activities at Sett Recreation in Union South 
  • Discounts on classes, supplies and access passes at Wheelhouse Studios
  • Outdoor UW: discounts on paddleboard, kayak, canoe and tent rentals 


  • Exclusive member-only events
  • Members only classes at Wheelhouse Studios
  • Free meeting room rentals for personal special events
  • Ability to buy beverages at both Unions
  • $14 off a round trip Van Galder bus ticket to Chicago
  • Ability to join the members-only Hoofers Club
  • Peruse the Wisconsin Union art galleries
  • Take advantage of the free live music events and movies


  • Free campus-wide WiFi access for use with your personal devices 
  • Terrace Views e-newsletter
  • Only members can join the Hoofers Club


Faculty, Staff, and Union Staff Benefits 

  • Free campus-wide WiFi access
  • Terrace Views e-newsletter
  • Ability to buy beverages at both Unions
  • Access to the Wisconsin Union art galleries
  • Access to free live music events and movies
  • Ability to join the Hoofers Club

The Wisconsin Union values respect for all people, history and traditions. Please be sure to understand our patron code of conduct.