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Plan Your Terrace Visit

We look forward to seeing you out on the Terrace soon!



  • Reservations are not required and seating is first-come, first-served.  Please use the provided Terrace chairs.  Additional chairs will not be allowed. 

  • Facemasks are no longer required.  Unvaccinated patrons are encouraged to wear facemasks indoors.  
  • Walk, bus, bike, run... and if you must drive, there are many parking options within a half-mile of the Memorial Union Terrace. See our parking page for more information.

  • We are bringing back our film, music, art & other events for summer 2021!  See all our events

  • It’s true that the Wisconsin Union is a membership organization, but anyone can visit. Membership is required to purchase alcohol, but you can get a day pass at the Memorial Union restaurants or cafés.

    We invite you to join!  

    Become a Member

  • New for 2021, we have a table service area at the Shannon Sunset Lounge and Restaurant (west side of the Terrace), but all other seating is first-come, first-served. 

    Click Here for more information on this great dining location.   

  • The Terrace will be open DAILY from 8 am to 11 pm. 

    See our Hours page for the most updated information.

  • We’ve got everything from brats to gourmet brie sandwiches at a variety of dining spots located on and around the Terrace. Order in-person or through Grubhub for counter pick-up. Find out more about the menus at

  • Indoor restrooms are available for use inside Memorial Union.

    Face masks are no longer required when inside the building. 

  • Only enough food and non-alcohol beverages for a party of you (one), and outside alcohol is not allowed. So you can bring your sandwich, but don’t bring a party platter. You can bring a can of soda, but not a can of beer. We do have a variety of different dining options right on site. Learn more at

  • Yes! Kids and people of all ages are welcome.  

  • Dogs, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed in the Terrace, Alumni Park or the fenced-in portion of Lakeshore Path.

  • Yes, as of the 2016 renovations, the Memorial Union Terrace is accessible for all of our members and their guests.

  • Click here to read our patron code of conduct and Terrace rules.

  • If you have more questions about your Terrace visit email us at  For information during business hours, you can call (608) 265-3000.


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