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Refer a Friend

Share your love of the Union, receive a gift!

The Wisconsin Union has the ultimate gift that keeps on giving!

For a limited time, when you refer someone who purchases a $275 lifetime membership, you will each receive a Wisconsin Union gift card!

Your $20 Wisconsin Union gift card—which can be used practically everywhere in Memorial Union and Union South—will make your next visit to the Wisconsin Union that much more enjoyable.

You know that all year-round, the Wisconsin Union has movies, music, theater, outdoor activities, art instruction, members-only events, and great food and beverage options. So, don't keep it to yourself! Instead, share the link below to invite others to share in the Wisconsin Union energy and joy!

To be eligible for this referral offer, your friend must fill out their own application and include the name, email address and phone number of the referring Wisconsin Union member (you!)  in the 'how you heard about this offer' section of their application. Offer good Feb 1 through Mar 15, 2023, with the purchase of a $275 lifetime membership.

Have a friend apply here

Refer a Friend

Paint and a Pint

Paint and a Pint

Friday, March 17th | 6:00-8:30pm

Looking for a fun way to enjoy St Patrick's Day? We've planned a great event for you! Paint and a Pint will include themed snacks, a beverage (beer, wine, themed cocktail, or soda), and an evening of fun creating your own masterpiece. Space is limited, so don't wait - register yourself and a guest today! 

Tickets are $50 per person, available exclusively to Wisconsin Union members. Limit two tickets per member, 21+only.

Register Now

Paint and a Pint

New Location for Van Galder Tickets

Looking to pick up a Van Galder bus ticket to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport or Chicago's downtown Union Station? The UW-Madison purchase location is now Student Print, 333 Campus Mall, Room 3301. This location is accessible via elevator from the University Square Parking Garage on Lake Street or the pedestrian entrance on Campus Mall.

This new purchase location is nearer to the Van Galder pick-up location at 250 N Lake St, between Dayton and Johnson Streets.

Wisconsin Union members save $2-4, depending upon destination. Tickets to other destinations are available on the Van Galder website.

Student Print is open Monday thru Friday, 10am to 5:30pm. Reach them via phone, 608-262-6216, or email, Cash, credit card and Wiscard are all acceptable forms of payment.

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New Location for Van Galder Tickets

Attention Students: You're A Member

While you're a UW-Madison student, you're a member of the Wisconsin Union. 

That means you receive the access, discounts and benefits that come with membership, like:

  • Student pricing at:
    • Wisconsin Union Theater (most shows are just $10!)
    • Sett Recreation
    • Wheelhouse Studios
    • Outdoor UW
  • Save $ on Van Galder bus tickets to Chicago
  • Join one of the six Wisconsin Hoofers clubs
Attention Students: You're A Member

 Be the first to learn about member-exclusive events and specials as well as the latest news about upcoming Union events such as music, lectures, and more.


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