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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 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 Summer Hours

05/15/16 - 09/04/16

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

Above hours include Memorial Day and 4th of July.

Directions Parking

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Events at Memorial Union

May 29th | 10am to 8pm
Backward and Forward: A Collective Introspection

WUD Art

Memorial Union
May 30th | 10am to 8pm
Backward and Forward: A Collective Introspection

WUD Art

Memorial Union
May 31st | 10am to 8pm
Backward and Forward: A Collective Introspection

WUD Art

Memorial Union
June 1st | 10am to 8pm
Backward and Forward: A Collective Introspection

WUD Art

Memorial Union