The Student Activity Center is located on the third and fourth floors of the University Square building (333 East Campus Mall). The building resides between University Avenue and Johnson Street, bordered by Lake Street on the east side.
The SAC is is the only student-run space on campus. The SAC is home to Registered Student Organization (RSO) offices ranging from 50 to 750 square feet, conference rooms, a rooftop deck, study areas, and a multipurpose room. ASM funds and allocates the office space in the SAC, while the Center for Leadership & Involvement’s Organization Advising Team manages and provides RSO support and advising services in the space.
Are you interested in applying for space in the SAC? Allocation applications for Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 are now open! We have allocation opportunities for Suite, Semi-Suite, Midsize, and Small offices, Storage Cages/ Lockers, and Mailboxes. Apply by clicking here!
(Note, if you have any of these allocated to you for the Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 year, you will need to reapply to be considered for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 year!).
Hours (subject to change)
Fall 2023 Hours
Starting Tuesday, September 5th
Sunday – Thursday | 10:00am – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday | 10:00am – 8:00pm
SAC Contact Information
Open Seat Hours
Open Seat Hours
Monday | 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday | 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Student Print Hours
Monday – Friday | 10:00am – 5:30pm
Tenant Resource Center
Tuesday Room 3158 | 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday Room 3203 | 10:00am – 6:00pm
Prayer Room/Reflection Space Availability
Room 3155 | Monday – Friday | 10:00am-5:00pm
Find other prayer room locations here!
SAC Additional Information
The SAC is a student run building. All policy, space allocation, and operating hours is decided by an Elected President, Vice Chair, and board representatives for the tenants housed in the SAC. Policies for the reservation and use of the Student Activity Center can be found in the UW-Madison Policy Library (UW-2021).
Reservations for the SAC can be made through the Campus Event Services (CESO) Event Management System (EMS) Meeting Room Request Form (netID and Password needed to login to the form). The CESO Meeting Room Request form should be used for all recurring reservations and any requests that are at least 3 business days (Monday – Friday) in the future. [For requests for space less than 3 days in advance, please contact the SAC desk directly for any potential availability].
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Open Seat food pantry
The Open Seat strives to alleviate the stresses of food insecurity by providing friendly and accessible sources of food for the students of The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Click here for more Open Seat information.
StudentPrint is a student-run, nonprofit print shop on campus serving students, student organizations, professors, and the greater Madison community.