Memorial Union


“The Union” at University of Wisconsin-Madison has two locations, one terrace, and non-stop entertainment for students and community members alike. Memorial Union is located right in the middle of campus and is utilized as a multi-use venue for recreation, the arts, dining and meeting spaces. Community members and visitors are welcome to rent the space for a variety of special events—a popular option thanks to the central location.

Union South is tucked onto the campus’ south side right next to Camp Randall. The building was renovated in 2011 and now has a variety of options for dining, studying, meetings and recreation. A state of the art theater is also on site, and it’s a major draw for the campus and community looking for a beautiful venue for events.

The Union: Bringing Madison Together

Memorial Union Terrace is on the Lake Mendota shore, offering a stunning backdrop for your next event. It’s the biggest landmark on campus, gorgeous with bright chairs peppering the stone terrace while you take in the views. Rent this space for dining, entertainment and more. If you can, schedule your event during sunset for one of the best ‘sets of autumn.

The original Memorial Union opened in 1928 between Helen C. White Library and the “Red Gym.” Boasting vintage architecture and staple green, orange and yellow sunburst chairs, the Wisconsin State Historical Society is working with the university to conserve the original quaintness of the building.