Terrace Views
Lakefront Marina Project to enhance experiences for a lifetime
Sep29

Lakefront Marina Project to enhance experiences for a lifetime

Originated in 1939, the Hoofer Sailing Club at the Wisconsin Union has been a long-time, integral part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison outdoor experience. From lessons to youth programs, the club provides a wide variety of sailing experiences for people of all ages. The current infrastructure used by the sailing club has been in place for almost 40 years, but natural wear and tear has deteriorated the piers. The vision for the...

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Ways to Enjoy the Terrace
Jul24

Top 5 Family-Friendly Ways to Enjoy the Terrace

Summer is well underway, and Terrace season is in full swing. When you’ve watched as much television as you can stand, and it’s time to take fun outdoors, come down to the Memorial Union Terrace. At the Terrace, we offer a wide variety of family-friendly events. From free, live music to unique dining options, your options for Terrace season fun are endless. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the Terrace this summer with the whole...

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New adventures are on the Hori[zen]: Join Outdoor UW’s Terrace Yoga
Jul18

New adventures are on the Hori[zen]: Join Outdoor UW’s Terrace Yoga

Picture this: The roar of the soft waves rolling toward the shore, the distant chirping of birds overhead, the radiating warmth of the sun on your shoulders and a slight breeze that trickles across your face. This isn’t a Hawaiian vacation, it’s a typical morning at one of Outdoor UW’s Terrace Yoga classes. The thought of a morning workout brings together two things I’m not great at: Mornings and exercise. As a beginner yogi, the idea...

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Your Summer at the Memorial Union Terrace
Jul06

Your Summer at the Memorial Union Terrace

It’s finally summer. The warm weather is here, and the Memorial Union Terrace is open. And, while you probably don’t need any help to enjoy stunning views and almost daily free programming, here are some Terrace traditions to add to your summer bucket list: Climb into the giant sunburst chair. What’s better than a sunburst chair? A giant sunburst chair. Capture your experience for a lifetime with a photo of you on giant version of the...

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Behind the Scenes at the Union: Sarah Calvert
Jun30

Behind the Scenes at the Union: Sarah Calvert

While you may know about Outdoor UW at Memorial Union, including its abundance of rental equipment and endless outdoor classes, there are some pretty amazing student employees and volunteers who make it all possible. One of these students is 22-year-old Sarah Calvert, who, while preparing for physical therapy graduate school, teaches yoga classes for Outdoor UW. Teaching both Terrace yoga and stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga, Sarah...

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Hoofer Mountaineering Club: Climbing to New Heights
Apr27

Hoofer Mountaineering Club: Climbing to New Heights

Since becoming the president of the Hoofer Mountaineering Club, Rachel Andrie has helped the Mountaineering Club reach new heights with her vision and leadership. The University of Wisconsin-Madison junior did not set out to become the president of the Hoofer Mountaineering Club, one of the Wisconsin Hoofers six clubs. In fact, she found the club when, as an avid horseback rider, she sought out the Hoofer Riding Club. “I made some...

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