Terrace Views
Campus Neighbors Partnering for the Ultimate Lakefront Experience
May09

Campus Neighbors Partnering for the Ultimate Lakefront Experience

The cherished Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union will soon be joined together to the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Alumni Park, which is set to debut Oct. 6, by a permanent seam of sidewalk and greenery. This walkway binds together the fabric of experiences for a lifetime on the historic Terrace and memories to be made at the new park. This seam will mean new opportunities to enjoy the Wisconsin Union’s and the Wisconsin Alumni...

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Terrace Trees Find New Life Inside Beloved Memorial Union
Apr22

Terrace Trees Find New Life Inside Beloved Memorial Union

The Memorial Union Renovation (MUR) team has minimized the project’s environmental footprint through each phase of the process by staying true to a promise of sustainability. From reusing former Terrace trees as decor to installing an energy-efficient HVAC system, project leaders managed to mix eco-friendliness, preservation and modernization. During MUR, the team has had a goal to preserve and enhance the Memorial Union Terrace tree...

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When You Gotta Go at Memorial Union
Feb10

When You Gotta Go at Memorial Union

When you gotta go, you gotta go. And the good news is, when you gotta go at Memorial Union, there are plenty of restrooms to choose from. Thirteen to be exact,and more are coming in fall 2017. Plus, we don’t like to brag (Who are we kidding? Yes, we do!), The Badger Herald recently rated Memorial Union’s new first floor lavatories 5/5 for perfect ventilation, two-ply tissue paper, strong cell service, and more. Yes, there’s even more...

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You’re Invited to a Union Housewarming Party!
Jan18

You’re Invited to a Union Housewarming Party!

We’ll soon open three restaurants in Memorial Union, making our first floor complete. Wisconsin Union members are invited to celebrate with us at our Housewarming Party on Jan. 20. Like any good host does, we’re offering hors d’oeuvres, a warm ambiance and special party favors to our guests. All Wisconsin Union members are encouraged to visit the Membership table in the Gekas Lounge (formerly the Trophy Room) between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m....

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Review, Relax, Refuel in the New First Floor
Dec06

Review, Relax, Refuel in the New First Floor

The wait is over. After months of construction and renovation, part of the first floor of the Memorial Union opened Monday, Dec. 5, just in time for upcoming final exams at UW-Madison. The renovated area provides much-needed spaces for students to study, recuperate and refuel. Union staff have made sure the first floor has cozy seating and accessible outlets, as well as several individual desk cubbies for maximum focus. These elements...

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Preserving the Memories and Charm of Memorial Union
Dec02

Preserving the Memories and Charm of Memorial Union

When the Wisconsin Union proposed renovating Memorial Union, the campus community and Union members immediately asked us not to change the charm of the heart and soul of campus. You can rest assured, Badgers; we are preserving the Memorial Union’s historic integrity while creating spaces that better fit the needs of our community. We are working closely with the Wisconsin Historical Society to ensure that we retain the original...

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