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History and Traditions

Celebrate Life's Milestones, Host Business Meetings & Network, Enjoy Fine Dining & Traditions!


The University Club of Milwaukee began rather modestly over a century ago when a group of nineteen college alumni were granted a charter by the State of Wisconsin.  Their goal was a simple one - to create an atmosphere in which excellence thrives.  They sought to develop a place where they, their guests and future members could draw upon the sustaining values of a common educational experience.  From its humble beginnings in a small residence at 508 Jackson Street to the magnificent structure of the current clubhouse at the corner of Wells and Prospect, the University Club has provided its members with a home for their shared ideals.

Completed in 1928, the present clubhouse was designed by John Russell Pope.  The stately six-story building is a premier example of the architecture of its day.  More than an architectural landmark, the University Club has been a cornerstone in the careers of the city’s best and brightest.  Through their association, members of the University Club have been instrumental in shaping the city of Milwaukee.