Phone (608) 890-3000 -- Welcome Desk
Hours (please use url listed above)
1308 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53715
Union South carries on the Wisconsin Union tradition of serving as the heart and soul of this great campus.
The new Union South was designed in an organic prairie-style, influenced by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Opened on April 15, 2011, it is nestled between the Computer Sciences and Statistics Building and Engineering Hall on the south side of campus (map).
Features at Union South include Wisconsin Union Hotel, The Marquee theater, The Sett recreation center, Wiscard Office, and a wide variety of dining options. It hosts Badger Bash prior to each Wisconsin home football game.
While the student-led design committee sought a minimum of a silver Leadership award in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating, Union South far surpassed their expectations receiving a gold LEED rating in sustainability and environmental design. It features sustainable materials and technologies that have a proven track record of sustainability and ensures the facility can adapt over a 100-year lifetime to incorporate new “green” technologies as they become available.
Notes on Union South:
- Gender neutral bathroom is located on 3rd floor, next to the Union offices.
- There is a piano on 2nd floor, next to Varsity Hall. No reservations, may be used any time there is not an event in Varsity Hall.
- Mail in Union South: no outgoing U.S. Mailbox in the building; closest mailbox is on the corner of Orchard St. and W. Dayton St.; no stamps are sold in Union South.