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Prepare for Exams With Us

Focus and have fun with Finals Frenzy at the Union - featuring fun study breaks, playlists to keep you in the groove, great giveaways and deals on food & drink at participating restaurants and cafes. Learn more about all of our upcoming events during Finals Frenzy:

Extended Building Hours

Pulling an all-nighter before your next exam? Don't worry, we've extended our hours at both Memorial Union and Union South so you'll always have a place to study.

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  • We will be serving up #PennyPromotions December 7 - 20th! If you are a UW-Madison Student with an active Wiscard follow @WisconsinUnion on Twitter to discover daily deals for a Penny! Get cheese curds from The Sett, snag a scoop of ice cream from Daily Scoop or grab a cup of coffee from Prairie Fire or Capital Cafe ALL for 1¢.
  • Keep an eye out for fun giveaways that will be happening throughout Finals Frenzy at Union South and Memorial Union
  • Drop-in Holiday Cookie decorating in Der Rathskeller December 19th & 20th from 4-7pm. For only $1, grab 4 scrumptious sugar cookies, frosting and festive sprinkles to decorate as you choose.  
  • Namaste - Relieve some of that finals stress with Yoga at Memorial Union. Check out  their schedule and rates for the class that best fits your schedule. 
  • Fuel your culinary side with a fun study break! Make your own crepe and stay to watch Ratatouille (2007) at the Marquee! Dec 13th 6-8pm 
  • Kick off Finals Frenzy with some arts & crafts. Join Wheelhouse Studios during Open Studio hours, noon - 10pm, to relax with a stress-relieving coloring books and to learn how to make your own stress ball.
  • For UW students UHS is offering free meditation every Wed from noon - 1pm at Union South. Take a break from your busy class schedule and check it out!

  • Study & Snack! Join WUD Cuisine for Late Night PB & Study Jam Dec 14th 9-11pm at Harvest Grains! 
  • UHS also offers Let's Talk drop-in counseling on Friday's from 1 - 3pm  
  • Did someone say DOGS! Dogs On Call will be providing complimentary Pup-therapy at Helen C. White Library on Dec 18th from 4 - 6pm. Be sure to check out Open Book Cafe while you are there for some caffeine to fuel your studies. 
  • Press play and listen to the best study music to keep you focused with the Union’s Spotify study playlists. 

December 7th - December 21st

Location: Memorial Union Union South

Cost: Free


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Upcoming Events


December 18th | 7:00pm

Late Night Breakfast

Memorial Union
A free late night breakfast kicks off finals week!


December 19th | 4:00pm

Finals Frenzy Cookie Decorating

Memorial Union
Come and decorate holiday cookies in Der Rathskeller for a perfectly festive study break!


December 20th | 6:00pm


Memorial Union
Join us for an all-level evening yoga class.

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Restaurants Nearby

Peet's Coffee

Memorial Union

Open Now

Sunday: 8am to 11pm

Der Stiftskeller

Memorial Union


Sunday: 11am to 11pm