Terrace Views
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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Storyteller Series: Behind the Scenes at the Union
Nov29

Storyteller Series: Behind the Scenes at the Union

As students, we come to the Wisconsin Union with the expectation that it will be ready for us. We come to the Union to study, to eat dinner with friends, to listen to music, to relax, to work, to attend concerts and lectures, and to participate activities and clubs. The Union is a place that we consider comfortable, that we consider open, that we consider safe; but we may not consider how it comes to be that way for us each and every...

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Terrace Paver Commemorates a Lifetime Union
Jul20

Terrace Paver Commemorates a Lifetime Union

On November 1, 2004, 29 family members gathered at the doors of the Paul Bunyan Room in the Memorial Union. They were celebrating the 60th anniversary of a meeting that would truly leave a legacy. John and Helen were both first-year students at UW-Madison when their paths crossed on a Wednesday night in 1944. Helen was volunteering as a hostess at a canteen in the Paul Bunyan Room. While greeting people at the door, Helen caught the...

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Welcome Back to the Terrace
May25

Welcome Back to the Terrace

The beloved sunburst chairs were missing from Madisonians’ hearts since the end of last summer, but after much anticipation the Memorial Union Terrace reopened May 12 just in time for 2016 commencement. One of the most treasured spots on the UW-Madison campus, the Terrace closed before fall last year as part of the Memorial Union Reinvestment project (MUR). The remodeled Terrace now includes ramps for improved accessibility, expanded...

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Paver: Personalize Your Place
Jul22

Paver: Personalize Your Place

With the renovation of the Terrace on the horizon, the opportunity presents itself to reflect on and preserve special memories. The paver campaign is the final public push of fundraising for the Union South building and Memorial Union renovation. Proceeds will directly impact the Memorial Union Reinvestment and help sustain the building and experiences for generations to come. The campaign will end on December 31, 2015 or when the...

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Reinvestment Final Phase Commences
May26

Reinvestment Final Phase Commences

The Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR) seeks to ensure that Memorial Union maintains its historical integrity and remains a beloved destination on campus for generations to come. This is the first major update to the building since Memorial Union was first built in 1928. MUR Phase I was completed in Summer 2014 with the renovation of the Memorial Union west wing. The final phases seek to improve infrastructure, accessibility and...

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