Terrace Views
The Role the Terrace Plays in People’s Lives
May16

The Role the Terrace Plays in People’s Lives

The Memorial Union Terrace is a place that transforms the present moment into something special. It holds our most fond memories for safekeeping and promises excitement for the future.  For many, their love of the Terrace begins their first few days as a UW-Madison student. Brimming with nerves, eager and excited newcomers will step onto the Terrace for the first time and be enveloped in a colorful, welcoming community. After...

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The Dogs of Lakeshore Path
May16

The Dogs of Lakeshore Path

Terrace season is here, and there is no better way to celebrate its arrival than grabbing a chair and some great food, and watching the sunset or live entertainment with friends and family. Though pets aren’t allowed on the Terrace, your favorite furry friend can still join in on your summer activities with a trip to Lakeshore Path.  Mozart Just off the Memorial Union Terrace, Lakeshore Path is a famous go-to for students, runners,...

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Full-Body Fitness at Outdoor UW
May13

Full-Body Fitness at Outdoor UW

Activating your core and engaging your deltoids may be the furthest thing from your mind when you’re sitting at the Memorial Union Terrace enjoying Babcock Ice Cream, but just a hop, skip and jump away from the Terrace lays Outdoor UW. Located on the lower level of Memorial Union, Outdoor UW provides rentals and various outdoor activities for all to enjoy, including teaming up with Rec Sports for outdoor yoga. Below are some ways...

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Bonding through Basecamp
Apr16

Bonding through Basecamp

From choosing classes to moving into a dorm, freshman year may seem intimidating. But, imagine if a student could go into freshman year with their questions about their university answered already by other students and a bunch of new friends on campus. Enter: Basecamp. Basecamp is a wilderness adventure that provides incoming freshmen and transfer students with a unique experience to become one with the outdoors. On these trips,...

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An Underwater Look at Hoofer Scuba
Mar12

An Underwater Look at Hoofer Scuba

Founded in 1976, Hoofer Scuba Club celebrated its 40th anniversary just three seasons ago, and middle-age has never looked so good. From clean-up dives to remote trips in Florida, many communities benefit from Hoofer Scuba’s charitable actions, and anyone can join. This past January, Scuba Club members drove to Miami, Fla. to participate in the “Rescue a Reef” program. Members completed six dives, four of which were recreational and...

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Behind the Art of the 91st Annual Student Art Show
Mar08

Behind the Art of the 91st Annual Student Art Show

To view some of the best art created by UW-Madison students, there is no better place to look than the 91st Annual Student Art Show. Located in the Memorial Union’s Main Gallery and Class of 1925 Gallery, the art show presents fantastic, thought-provoking pieces, all curated by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee. Just as each piece of artwork has its own story, the artists behind the art have their own tale to tell as...

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