Photo gallery Memorial Union reopens

December 5, 2016

Memorial Union’s east wing reopened Dec. 5 with the debut of the Daily Scoop ice cream shop, Badger Market, Peet’s Coffee and Tea and the Rathskeller seating area. More dining options will open in January.

Memorial Union's east wing reopened Dec. 5 with the debut of the Daily Scoop ice cream shop, Badger Market, Peet's Coffee and Tea and the Rathskeller seating area. More dining options will open in January.

The Daily Scoop's new home has a fresh, retro look and new study break treats, including the “Freshman 15” — a shareable, 15-scoop sundae.

Photo: Portions of the first floor have been converted into expansive study spaces.

Portions of the first floor have been converted into expansive study spaces. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo: Students perch at a new elevated seating island.

Students perch at a new elevated seating island across from Der Rathskeller. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo: The former Essentials Store is now a Badger Market with a new, modern look and twice as much space to provide a large selection of grocery and grab-n-go food and beverage items, as well as Badger apparel.

The former Essentials Store is now a Badger Market with a new, modern look and twice as much space to provide a large selection of grocery and grab-n-go food and beverage items, as well as Badger apparel. Photo by: Bryce Richter

The reimagined, contemporary Peet’s Coffee & Tea will offer more space for customers to relax, study and caffeinate.

The reimagined, contemporary Peet’s Coffee & Tea will offer more space for customers to relax, study and caffeinate. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Once you get this prime spot in Der Rathskeller, you won't want to give it up.

Once you get this prime spot in Der Rathskeller, you won't want to give it up. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo: A new seating area provides enough room for silent studying and collaboration to coexist.

A new seating area provides enough room for silent studying and collaboration to coexist. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo: Even indoors, the familiar sunburst pattern of the popular Terrace chairs is reflected.

Even indoors, the familiar sunburst pattern of the popular Terrace chairs is reflected. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo: The history of Memorial Union is told in a colorful illuminated display.

The history of Memorial Union is told in a colorful illuminated display. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo: A way-finding sign directs visitors to new places and old favorities.

A way-finding sign directs visitors to new places and old favorities. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo: Exterior of Memorial Union

With new interior features visible from outside the east wing entrance, Memorial Union remains one of UW-Madison's most iconic locations. Photo by: Bryce Richter

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