The New Union South welcomes you!
Wisconsin Union Building Project. Preserving the Past. Building the Future.

Union South is now open!

Union South opened its doors on April 15, 2011. Click here for details on the new Union South.

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Quick Facts

276, 664 total sq. ft.
$94.8 million project

Student fees, donor support,Union operating revenue. The Wisconsin Union does not receive tax or tuition dollars.

Workshop Architects, Inc. (Milwaukee)
Moody Nolan, Inc (Columbus)

Construction Management
CG Schmidt


In 2006, thanks to the Student Union Initiative, UW-Madison students voted to renovate and restore Memorial Union and build a new, larger and better south campus student union.


Hot Spots: Pocket lounges, Sun Garden, Information Commons hosted by DoIT, Outdoor terraces, Outdoor pavilion with fireplace & hearth

Arts & Entertainment:
Gallery 1308, The Sett, The Marquee

Adventure & Recreation:
Climbing & bouldering walls, 8 bowling lanes, and billiards & other table games

Dining Options:
Club, Coffeehouse & wine bar, Ice cream, the pizzeria, the hearth, and the pan-Asian restaurants


Wisconsin Union Hotel: Eco-friendly 60 room boutique hotel.
Reserve a room today - 608.263.2600 or hotel@union.wisc.edu

Event Spaces: 17 meeting rooms & activity spaces, a video conference room,
Varsity Hall, The Marquee, a 350-seat cinema, Orchard Street Mall, South Plaza

Campus Amenities:
UW Credit Union ATMs & retail presence, Community Police Officer, Campus ID card, underground parking garage with 180 spots, Student organization offices, and Visitor & Information Programs.

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