Welcome to the Memorial Union Terrace

Grab a chair and soak up the sun on the historic Memorial Union Terrace. From sunrise to sunset, the sailboats and glistening waves make this one of the best views in Madison. For entertainment, recreation and dining information check out our hot spots

Music 4 Nights a Week
with WUD Music


Terrace After Dark presents live music Wed–Sat from May 15-Aug 29. Featuring Open Mic on Wednesdays, Bluegrass and Americana 5-7pm on Thursdays and headliners starting at 9pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

  See schedule

Movies on Mondays
with WUD Film


Lakeside Cinema presents movies on the big screen under the stars. Every Mon, May 25–Aug 31, 9pm See schedule

Babcock Ice Cream
at Daily Scoop


A visit to the Terrace isn't complete without a scoop of UW's famous Babcock Ice Cream. 

Hours and Menu

The Brat Stand
is Sizzling


The scent of sizzling brats is part of the Terrace atmosphere. True to the name, we feature brats (veggie too!), along with corn on the cob and a variety of cold beverages.

Hours and Menu

Find Adventure
at Outdoor UW


Your adventure awaits at Outdoor UW, home of Wisconsin Hoofers. Get out on Lake Mendota with a stand-up paddleboard, kayak or canoe rental. Located on the lakefront off the Terrace.

Hours and Rental Prices

Terrace Art Classes
with Wheelhouse


Wheelhouse Studios offers course,  open arts studio space, and group rentals all year long. Art Tapas on the Terrace allows you to paint while taking in a sunset. Wed, 6:30-8pm, Aug 5-26. Hours and Schedule

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Terrace News


New Brat Stand
The Gazebo
Hoofers deck
Additional seating
Swimming pier
WAA Pier

Renovation Info

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