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Memorial Union

Closed Saturday: 8am 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.
View the west wing opening brochure.

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.

2016 Spring Semester Hours

01/18/16 - 05/07/16

  • Monday: 8am 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


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Events at Memorial Union

February 6th | 9am to 12pm
Sewing 123

Wheelhouse Studios

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February 6th | 10am to 5pm
Pond Hockey Tournament

Wisconsin Hoofers

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