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The Wisconsin Union

800 Langdon St, Madison, United States
Performance & Event Venue



The heart & soul of UW-Madison since 1928, blending leisure, recreation, culture, education and social opportunities. Members can stop by the Terrace at Memorial Union in the warm summer months and enjoy free concerts and movies or head to Union South for bowling, rock climbing and more! The Union also offers a variety of delicious dining options at both locations and throughout campus. Come visit!


We wish you a meaningful Memorial Day and thank all who have served. The Wisconsin Union honors our fallen servicemen and servicewomen through the Gold Star Honor Roll at Memorial Union. The kiosk tells the stories of UW-Madison’s fallen heroes and remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Learn

The only bad sunsets at the Terrace are the ones you miss. (📷: @mattpav on May 19th via Instagram) Follow @WisconsinUnion on Instagram for more photos of sunsets and sunbursts:

Take your warm weather adventures from land to lake! Stand-up paddleboard, kayak, and canoe your way through summer with #OutdoorUW paddling rentals. Or, grab a group and take on the 8-person mega stand-up paddleboard, SUPSquatch! Whatever you choose, take your summer outdoors: 🚣

Journey to Wakanda as we kick off WUD Film's Lakeside Cinema! Catch free films and music at all summer long at Terrace After Dark on the UW Credit Union Terrace Stage: Friday, May 25: 5p: Wilder Deitz Trio 9p: WUD Music Presents: LowDown Brass Band Saturday, May 26: 9p: WUD Music Presents: Exploration Team w/ Penny Seller Monday, May 28: 9p: Black Panther (2018)

Bucky knows best: sometimes you just have to stop and watch the sunset! #SunsetSaturday (📷: on 5/18/18 via Instagram) Follow @WisconsinUnion on Instagram for more photos of sunsets and sunbursts:

With a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Mendota and proximity to the Lakeshore Path, there’s more to do than ever on and around the Terrace. Whatever your idea of fun – from renting a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard to practicing yoga to grabbing a board game or deck of cards – you can find it on the Terrace. Summer's too short to stay on the docks. We can't wait to see how you Terrace this summer. Learn more at

Think of Wisconsin and you can’t help but think of bratwurst, cheese curds, ice cream and everything else that makes the Dairy State delicious. Between the Terrace and the first floor of Memorial Union, there are 10 locations to grab a bite and a cold beverage or coffee and ice cream. Our kitchens have been prepped for Terrace season and we can't wait for you to grab a chair and eat and drink to your heart's content! Learn more at

Start summer strong and jam out to some jazzy tunes. Join us for Terrace After Dark on the UW Credit Union Terrace Stage: Friday, May 18: 5p: The North Westerns 9p: WUD Music Presents: Nuggernaut and Mr. Chair Saturday, May 19: 9p: Johnny Chimes Blue Band But maybe music isn't your thing? That's ok. You can catch any of 20 free movies this summer, rain or shine, starting May 28.

Celebrate all things summer at the Terrace Store Pop Up Shop! Do good while you look good: proceeds from The Terrace Store help to support UW-Madison campus leaders & inspire students’ dreams. Stop by soon! This pop-up disappears after May 19.

From world-class performing arts venues to intimate art galleries to space to create art of your own, Memorial Union has creative spaces inside and out. Whether you are creating a masterpiece or appreciating one, the Terrace is the perfect inspiration. Learn more at

Want to change the world, Badgers? Start by voting! Even if you are not currently in Wisconsin, make sure your voice is heard and vote absentee in the upcoming August election. Learn more at


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