Hoofer membership is open to all University of Wisconsin-Madison students, faculty/staff, and Wisconsin Union members. UW-Madison students are automatically Wisconsin Union members. 

Hoofers is part of the Wisconsin Union and UW-Madison. UW-Madison alumni and community members may join the Wisconsin Union by buying a Wisconsin Union membership (608-262-2263). 

The Hoofer membership dues often include use of some or all club equipment(see below). Individuals can join Hoofers at the Outdoor Programs Office (608-262-1630), and at Hoofer kickoffs. Individuals can also join the Hoofer Sailing Club and Hoofer Outing Club at the Memorial Union Outdoor Rentals (608-262-7351) during the summer.


Club Membership Dues Period UW Student / Wisconsin Union Member Faculty / Staff
Hoofer Mountaineering Club Annual $30 $35
Hoofer Outing Club
All instruction and most equipment use is included. The Club owns kayaks, canoes, skis, bikes, climbing shoes and ropes, tents, caving gear, and other equipment available for use on trips.
Rolling Annual $58 $70
Summer $36 $43
Academic Year $36 $43
Fall or Spring $25 $29
Hoofer Riding Club
Small group instruction is $25 for one hour. $15 for trail ride. Membership prices include $20/semester refundable work fee.
Semester or Summer $60 $68
Annual $115 $127
Family Annual
Family Semester


Hoofer Sailing Club
Sailing and windsurfing instruction included. All prices include a $65 refundable work fee. Monthly and winter memberships do not include a work refund.
Annual $220/$295 $345
Academic Year $175/$225 $250
Summer $185/$235 $275
Spring $165/$195 $225
Fall $165/$195 $225
Monthly $90/$110 $130
4 Years $545
Hoofers SCUBA Club Annual $40 $45
Hoofer Ski & Snowboard Club Annual $35 $40