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Friday: 7am to Midnight
Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.
Closed

Spring Semester 2024

04/01/24 - 05/12/24

  • Sunday: 7am - 11pm
  • Monday: 7am - 11pm
  • Tuesday: 7am - 11pm
  • Wednesday: 7am - 11pm
  • Thursday: 7am - 11pm
  • Friday: 7am - Midnight
  • Saturday: 7am - Midnight

Union South is our south campus living room. The 2011 building includes a 350-seat movie theater; a recreation center with bowling, billiards, a two-story climbing wall, and video games; an eco-conscious hotel; an art gallery; eight dining options; and a variety of meeting rooms.

Union South is also home to Badger Bash, a game day celebration that occurs 2½ hours before each home football game, offering family-friendly activities and performances by the UW Marching Band and UW Spirit Squad.

Sustainability 

While the student-led design committee sought a minimum of a silver Leadership award in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating, Union South far surpassed their expectations, receiving a gold LEED rating in sustainability and environmental design. It features sustainable materials and technologies that have a proven track record of sustainability and ensures the facility can adapt over a 100-year lifetime to incorporate new “green” technologies as they become available. 

 

See & Do at Union South

    •  Sett Recreation: Bowling, billiards & rock climbing plus specialty pizzas & apps.

    Restrooms are available on this floor.

    •  Badger Market: Badger gear, snacks, school supplies & more!
    •  Daily Scoop: Local ice cream at its finest.
    •  Gallery 1308: Art exhibitions curated by the student-led Wisconsin Union Directorate Art Committee.
    •  Ginger Root: Pan-Asian menu featuring bento bowls & classic entreés.
    •  Harvest Grains: Build-your-own pasta bowls & salads.
    •  Prairie Fire: Artisanal coffee, sandwiches, & baked goods. Taps & local wine.
    •  Sett Pub: Cheer on the Badgers at this classic pub. Plus at Badger Bashes during home football games.
    •  Sun Garden: Relax with friends & study by the fire.
    •  The Plaza: Enjoy a lively football tailgate during Badger Bash, relax & eat lunch or meet up with family after graduation at Camp Randall.
    •  UW Credit Union: UW Campus branch.
    •  Wiscard Office: Students & staff: Get your Wiscards here. Your key to campus life.
    •  Badger Bash: Join the UW Marching Band & Spirit Squad 2½ hours before kickoff, every home football game, for gameday's best tailgate.

    Restrooms are available on this floor.

    •  Computer Lab (InfoLab): One of several general access computer labs & equipment loaning locations conveniently located across campus.
    •  Sett Pub: Cheer on the Badgers at this classic pub. Plus at Badger Bashes during home football games.
    •  The Marquee Cinema: This 330-seat cinema hosts hundreds of film screenings every year. Programmed in part by WUD students.
    •  Varsity Hall: Reserve this large hall with adjacent lounge for parties, meetings & conventions.
    •  Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD): The student programming & leadership board, which organizes, promotes and executes experiences & events outside the classroom.

    Restrooms are available on this floor.

    •  Campus Event Services Office (CESO): Plans & coordinates events on campus.
    •  Reflection Room: UW-Madison students, faculty & staff are invited to carry out structured or unstructured personal reflection or meditation here.
    •  Wisconsin Union Administrative Office: Staff works to make experiences for a lifetime possible. This includes 400+ permanent staff and 1,000+ student staff.

    Restrooms are available on this floor.

    •  Hotel: Stay just steps away from Camp Randall & enjoy entertainment, dining, & recreation at your fingertips.
    •  Hotel: Stay just steps away from Camp Randall & enjoy entertainment, dining, & recreation at your fingertips.
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