University student unions are known as hotbeds of creative thought, dynamic growth, and places for rogue web surfers steal a few moments of WiFi access before being asked politely to leave. Earn WiFi access and much more with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get an annual membership (a $50 value) to the Wisconsin Union.
In addition to helping support the Union, a completely self-supporting, non-profit organization, a community membership to the Wisconsin Union grants card-carriers access to grand opening events, hotel discounts, specialty classes, and more. During summer, the Terrace on the shores of Lake Mendota hosts live music five nights a week, and the Lakeside Cinema screens films on Monday nights. Throughout the year, members can take advantage of renting rooms for events, purchasing food from the Union’s 21 eateries, campus-wide WiFi access, and a connection to the heart, soul, and sweaty date-night palms of the University of Wisconsin student body.
Discounts on hotel rooms, games, outdoor-gear rentals, and 25% off Hoofers clubs that organize sailing, SCUBA, and other outdoor adventure events please members hoping to burn off pent-up stress. Additionally, the Union invites members to mini courses to learn extracurricular skills such as photography, cooking, or pancake hurling, or make use of the full-service art studio, fully equipped to make pottery, jewelry, and develop film. This membership also includes access to Union South, a new building opening April 15.