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Improvements Designed to Last

A completely renovated Wisconsin Union Theater, a larger, more flexible Fredric March Play Circle, and the all-new Wheelhouse Studios, Outdoor UW and the Terrace are just a few of the big improvements you’ll notice as you take a look around the revitalized, re-energized Memorial Union. And while you'll appreciate the care we’ve taken to preserve this a historic building, you’ll be amazed at how the changes we’ve made have managed to turn it into an even better space for arts, entertainment, and recreation.

We are currently working on restoring and improving the east wing and central core. Working closely with the State Historical Society to ensure proper preservation, the final phases will address accessibility issues, needed upgrades to mechanical, fire and sprinkler systems, as well as cosmetic restoration for many of the Memorial Union’s significant spaces including Der Rathskeller, Main Lounge, Tripp Commons and Great Hall.

To meet the demands of students and members, the current cafeteria style dining space, known as Lakefront on Langdon, will be upgraded to an beautiful study and eating space with breathtaking views of Lake Mendota. Memorial Union will feature three new eateries based on suggestions from students.

Learn more about Memorial Union Reinvestment.

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Membership means a lot at the Wisconsin Union: the beginning of a lifelong connection to the heart and soul of the university, supporting all the things people love about the Union—arts and culture, adventure, special guest lectures, film and music—and various benefits that only members can enjoy. Because the Union is a completely self-supporting organization operating without any tax dollars, membership ensures the programs and services that make the Union special can be enjoyed for years to come. 
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