Membership Options & Purchase
Whether graduating student, alumnus, retiree or just a 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.
Annual - Community $50 (New or Renewals)
Available to the general public (over 18 years of age) or alumni after five years. All annual payments accrue towards a lifetime Union membership. Once a member reaches $300 in annual payments, they automatically become a lifetime member.
New Annual Membership
Renew Annual Membership
Lifetime - New Graduate $100
Available to UW-Madison students within one year of graduation. Join Now.
Lifetime - Recent Alumni $150
Available to UW-Madison alumni who graduated in the last five years. Join Now.
Lifetime - UW Faculty & Staff Retiree $100
Available to UW-Madison faculty and staff within one year of retirement. Join Now.
Lifetime - Spouse/Partner $75
Available to current life members. Add on a spouse/partner as a joint life member for an additional one-time payment of $75 at the time of your own membership purchase or any time after. Join Now
Lifetime - Community $195 (or Final Payment)
Available to the general public (over 18 years of age) or alumni after five years. This is a special single-life payment price. Regular rate is $300 if paid in installments.