What's Happening in the Union

The Union Renovation

The Union will be undergoing a significant renovation to the "basement" area and will reopen January 2020.

Changes include:
  • More “see and be seen” spaces to help with overall visibility
  • Automatic scoring system to the Bowling Lanes
  • Development of a newly remodeled games area known as “The Den”
  • Installation of an active learning studio to foster student collaboration
  • Renovation to the Roots Café at the Food Co-op
  • Addition of digital signage and marketing opportunities
  • Updated branding of the Union including a re-branding initiative from the "basement" to the "Undergrounds"
  • Significant increase in seating and furniture accommodations
  • Enhanced lighting
Renderings:

Undergrounds Renovation

Undergrounds Renovation

Undergrounds Renovation

Undergrounds Renovation

Undergrounds Renovation

Baxter's Bench

In early 2018, we decided we needed someone to greet visitors whenever the Union is open (which is most of the time). Our mascot was the logical choice but he has a full schedule with games, events and celebrity mixers. So, we had him cloned... well, we went to Icon Poly and got a stand-in for Baxter. He arrived just in time for Family Weekend and has been a popular fixture and Instagram celebrity since. Come visit him, second floor of University Union West, right outside the Bookstore. #baxtersbench

University Wayfinding

Are you lost? The University Union is the biggest building on campus, home to many offices, the MarketPlace, Dean of Students, Bookstore, Banking, Post Office and multiple student spaces. Use this electronic touch-screen to find just where to go. It's located at the top of the stairs, University Union West, right outside the Bookstore.