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Photo/Video Approval Request

Private And Commercial Professional Photography And Filming

Private and commercial professional photography and filming will be permitted at Union South and Memorial Union, including the Memorial Union Terrace, with advance, written permission from our team (the Wisconsin Union) starting July 1, 2021. You must obtain approval before capturing any images or video on Union/UW-Madison property.

Additional areas in which professional photography and videography will not be permitted include the piers near Memorial Union and the portion of Lakeshore Path that is within the Terrace fencing on the shore of Lake Mendota.

Under no circumstances will private or commercial professional photography or videography be permitted on the Hoofers and Outdoor UW piers near Memorial Union. These are for Hoofers and Outdoor UW use only.

Please complete the photography and videography request form below. Our team will review your form responses and be in contact with you soon. Advance permission is not granted until a member of our team responds with a message granting permission. We may follow-up with questions and reserve the right to deny permission or request follow-up actions based on a variety of factors. Please allow at least business two days for a response.

By completing the form below, you agree that your project will not disrupt the routine functioning of the Wisconsin Union and will not interfere with patrons and their right to privacy. You agree that patrons who are asked to participate or are recognizable in any film/photo activity will sign a release form. Images/videos may not be used commercially unless specifically agreed to in writing by our team. For questions regarding private and commercial professional photography and filming, please email

Thank you!


Journalists interested in visiting Memorial Union or Union South can contact our communications director at or (608) 262-8862. Journalists must reach out prior to arriving at Memorial Union or Union South. Journalists do not need to complete the form above. Thank you.

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