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Lifelong Connections Start Here

Membership means a lot at the Wisconsin Union. It's the beginning of a lifelong connection to the heart and soul of the University, and it  supports 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 dollar support, 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.

Take your place in Wisconsin Union history by joining over 110,000 Wisconsin Union members worldwide.

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Get in Touch

(608) 262-2263

Membership purchase locations:   

  • Membership Office, 5th floor, Memorial Union

Life and Annual Membership Benefits


  • When the curtain goes up, you'll be enjoying 10% off on most Wisconsin Union Theater tickets
  • Members receive a 15% discount on rooms at Wisconsin Union hotels, located in the heart of campus
  • Get physical and save 10% on rentals & activities at Sett Recreation in Union South 
  • Explore your creative side with at least 10% off on classes and take-and-make kits at Wheelhouse Studios
  • Enjoy the great outdoors for 10% less with discounts on equipment rentals from Outdoor UW


  • Exclusive invitations to special events, like private tailgates and Taste of the Terrace
  • Members-only classes at Wheelhouse Studios
  • Need some space? Members enjoy free meeting room rentals* for personal special events
  • Is matrimony in your future? Have your wedding at the Union!* 
  • Thirsty? Members may buy adult beverages at both Unions
  • Stay active! Join the members-only Hoofers Clubs


  • Stay informed about what's happening at the Union - subscribe to the Terrace Views e-newsletter 

 *Certain events and room locations are subject to deposits and fees.  For more information on rates & policies, please contact the Campus Event  Services Office.


UW-Madison/Wisconsin Union Faculty and Staff Benefits

UW-Madison employees are encouraged to become members, too!  As evidenced by comparing the benefits listed above and below, membership makes sense.  Click the "Join Today" button above to see the membership options available to you.

  • Terrace Views e-newsletter
  • The ability to buy beverages at both Unions when presenting your Wiscard
  • Entrance to free live music events and movies
  • Ability to join the Hoofers Clubs

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


Van Galder Bus has ceased offering discounted pricing through UW-Madison campus outlets; best pricing is available through the Coach USA/Van Galder website

As a community service to those who do not have internet access, Van Galder tickets to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Union Station are available at Student Print, 333 E Campus Mall, M-F 10am - 5:30pm, 608-262-6216, Please note: these tickets are priced higher than the Coach USA/Van Galder website, as dictated by Coach USA/Van Galder.

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