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Memorial Union

Closed Friday: 7am to 1am

800 Langdon St. | (608) 265-3000

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The Memorial Union offers a variety of social and educational activities for UW students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union Members, and the Madison community.

Opened on October 5, 1928, the Memorial Union sits on the shores of Lake Mendota between Helen C. White Library and the Armory (Red Gym). This building is most recognized for its classic architecture and bright green, orange and yellow sunburst Terrace chairs.

Phase I of the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR) completed in April 2014, focused on the west wing of the Memorial Union, which now features reimagined spaces, dramatically improved accessibility and a host of other improvements. 

The final phases of MUR, which started in fall of 2015, focus on improvements throughout the central core and east wing of the building, including the Terrace. The Memorial Union Terrace reopened in May 2016 in time for graduating seniors to celebrate their accomplishments at one of everyone's favorite campus destinations.

2016 Fall Semester

09/05/16 - 12/16/16

  • Monday: 7am to Midnight
  • Tuesday: 7am to Midnight
  • Wednesday: 7am to Midnight
  • Thursday: 7am to Midnight
  • Friday: 7am to 1am
  • Saturday: 8am to 1am
  • Sunday: 8am to Midnight

Open Labor Day 8am - Midnight.

Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, 11/23: 7am - 6pm
Thursday, 11/24 - Saturday 11/26:  Closed
Sunday, 11/27: 8am - Midnight

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Events at Memorial Union

October 3rd | 6pm to 8:30 pm
Better Digital Photography

Wheelhouse Studios

Memorial Union
October 4th | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Turn Doodles in to Fabric Art

Wheelhouse Studios

Memorial Union
October 7th | 5pm to 9pm
Free Art Friday: T-shirt Upcycling

Wheelhouse Studios

Memorial Union
October 8th | 9am to 6pm
S. WI Country Pub Crawl

Wheelhouse Studios

Memorial Union