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Membership Purchase & Renewal

Whether graduating student, alumnus, retiree or some other lover of the Union—membership is open to everyone. We have a variety of options available from yearly installments to one-time payments for a lifetime of benefits. 

Note: UW-Madison faculty, staff or guest students are welcome to use the Union as associates of the University and enjoy limited Union privileges. To receive full benefits, you must purchase a Union membership.

Choose the Option that Best Describes You

UW-Madison Graduate

Congratulations! You did the hard work and earned your degree from UW-Madison. You know what a special place the Wisconsin Union is, and you've decided to become a member for life.

New Graduate - $75
This is the best rate available to UW-Madison grads. If you graduated 1 year ago or less, this applies to you.

Alumni - $175
If you graduated more than a year ago, you may be disappointed that you didn’t snap up a membership when you were graduating, but don’t worry – this is still a great price for a lifetime of membership in the amazing Wisconsin Union.

Lifetime for Spouse/Partner - $50
Available only to Lifetime members, this single-payment option allows Lifetime members to add a spouse/partner as a Lifetime member. Spouse/Partner must live at the same address.

UW-Madison Employee

Annual - $55
Your lowest price option, providing membership for one year from the date of purchase. Annual membership provides a multiple-payment option for a Lifetime membership. When a total of $220 is paid, your membership will convert from an Annual to a Lifetime.

Annual Renewal - $55
We're so glad you're continuing your membership! This option renews your annual membership for another year and moves you one step closer to conversion to a Lifetime membership.

Annual – final payment
The amount of this final payment will depend upon what is still owed to reach the $220 total. The amount to conversion to a Lifetime membership will be noted on your final renewal notice. 

Lifetime - $200
Your single-payment option for a Lifetime Wisconsin Union membership.

Lifetime for Spouse/Partner - $75
Available only to Lifetime members, this single-payment option allows Lifetime members to add a spouse/partner as a Lifetime member. Spouse/Partner must live at the same address.

UW-Madison Retiree

Thank you for your service to UW-Madison. In appreciation of all you have done, we have two membership payment options. The spouse/partner membership is also available to you.

Recent Retiree - $100
If you retired within the last year, this is the membership option for you. Make the Wisconsin Union part of your new routine.

Retired More than 1 year - $200
Congratulations on your retirement – we hope that you’re enjoying your new routine. You’ve been retired for more than a year now and this option is for you. Welcome back to the Union!

Lifetime for Spouse/Partner - $75
Available only to Lifetime members, this single-payment option allows Lifetime members to add a spouse/partner as a Lifetime member. Spouse/Partner must live at the same address.

Community & Others

As a community member, you are an important part of what makes the Wisconsin Union great. You have two membership options.

Annual – $55
Your lowest price option, providing membership for one year from the date of purchase. Annual membership provides a multiple-payment option for a Lifetime membership, as your purchases accrue toward a Lifetime membership. When a total of $330 is paid, your membership will convert from an Annual to a Lifetime.

Annual Renewal - $55
We're so glad you're continuing your membership! This option renews your annual membership for another year and moves you one step closer to conversion to a Lifetime membership.

Annual – final payment
The amount of this final payment will depend upon what is still owed to reach the $330 total. The amount to conversion will be noted on your final renewal notice.

Lifetime - $275
Your single-payment option for a Lifetime Wisconsin Union membership.

Lifetime for Spouse/Partner - $75
Available only to Lifetime members, this single-payment option allows Lifetime members to add a spouse/partner as a Lifetime member. Spouse/Partner must live at the same address.