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Become a Member


Lifelong Connections Start Here
Membership means a lot at the Wisconsin Union. It means the beginning of a lifelong connection to the heart and sou
l of the University.  And it means supporting all the things people love about the Union—arts and culture, adventure, special guest lectures, film, music and more. Because the Union is a completely self-supporting organization operating without any tax dollars, membership ensures everything that makes the Union special can be enjoyed for years to come.

Your voice as a member is represented by the Wisconsin Union Association. Together with Union staff, the Association board works tirelessly each day to make experiences for a lifetime possible. 

Join the growing community of more than 94,000 people who support the Wisconsin Union by becoming a member.

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Get in Touch
(608) 262-2263

Membership purchase locations:  

  • Membership Computer/Kiosk, Memorial Union West Wing Lobby
  • Memorial Union Theater Box Office (1st Floor)
  • Memorial Union Membership Office (5th Floor), open 9 am - 5 pm Monday–Friday
  • Terrace Welcome Cart (Memorial Day–Labor Day)
  • Wisconsin Union Hotel Desk (Union South)
  • Purchase membership online

Life and Annual Membership Benefits


  • When the curtain goes up, you'll be enjoying special pricing on Union Theater tickets
  • Members receive discounts on rooms and express check-out at Wisconsin Union hotels
  • Get physical and save 10% on rentals & activities at Sett Recreation in Union South 
  • Explore your creative side with discounts on classes, supplies and access passes at Wheelhouse Studios
  • Enjoy the great outdoors for less with discounts on equipment rentals from Outdoor UW


  • Exclusive member discounts at many Union events
  • Members-only classes at Wheelhouse Studios
  • Need some space? Members enjoy free meeting room rentals for personal special events
  • Is matrimony in your future? Have your wedding at the Union!
  • Thirsty? Members may buy beverages at both Unions
  • Traveling? Save $14 off a round trip Van Galder bus ticket to Chicago
  • Stay active! Join the members-only Hoofers Club
  • Peruse the ever-changing collections on display in the Wisconsin Union art galleries
  • Free live music events and movies - that's entertainment!


  • Free campus-wide WiFi access for use with your personal devices 
  • Stay informed about what's happening at the Union - subscribe to the Terrace Views e-newsletter 


UW-Madison/Wisconsin Union Faculty and Staff Benefits

UW-Madison employees are encouraged to become members, too!  As evidenced by comparing the benefits listed above and below, membership makes sense.  Click the "Join Today" button above to see the membership options available to you.

  • Free campus-wide WiFi access
  • Terrace Views e-newsletter
  • The ability to buy beverages at both Unions
  • Access to the Wisconsin Union art galleries
  • Entrance to free live music events and movies
  • Ability to join the Hoofers Club

The Wisconsin Union values respect for all people, history and traditions. Please be sure to understand our patron code of conduct.