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Memorial Union

Open Now Sunday: 8am to Midnight

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 Memorial Union Terrace chairs.

The recently completed Phase I of the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR) 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, beginning in fall 2015, will focus on the central core and east wing of the building, including The Terrace.

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2015 Fall Semester

08/19/15 - 12/15/15

  • Monday: 7am to Midnight
  • Tuesday: 7am to Midnight
  • Wednesday: 7am to Midnight
  • Thursday: 7am to Midnight
  • Friday: 7am to Midnight,12am to 1am
  • Saturday: 8am to Midnight,12am to 1am
  • Sunday: 8am to Midnight


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Events at Memorial Union

October 4th | 1pm to 4pm
Screen Printing T-Shirts

Wheelhouse Studios

Memorial Union
October 5th | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Torch-Fired Enamel Beads

Wheelhouse Studios

Memorial Union