An artist's rendering of views of the new addition. Top picture is looking at the addition as if you were standing near the North Library Doors. The bottom pictures is looking at the addition as if you were approaching the Kise Doors.
An artist’s rendering of views of the new addition. Top picture is looking at the addition as if you were standing near the North Library Doors. The bottom pictures is looking at the addition as if you were approaching the Kise Doors.

The start of construction – May 4 – is getting closer and closer, which makes us more excited every day to begin the next phase of our renovation! We’ve been making plans to move some offices to new locations and to identify temporary locations for other offices and services in the student union. Our goal is to minimize the impact to our campus community during the academic year.

As part of the renovation, International Student Services will move permanently to CMU 116 to share a suite with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. We anticipate the move will occur late in April so that they can get settled into their new space.

Additionally, the Student Union Administration Office will move to a temporary location in CMU 214 and 216 for the summer months. We plan to make the move to our temporary location in early May. We anticipate being into our new office space, CMU 222, by the end of September so that 214 and 216 can return to meeting room space. If you need to make room reservations, our Administration Office is still the place to come!

Another aspect of the student new that is getting a temporary home will be recreation. We have plans to make some changes to the current Union City Seating Area to include pools tables, games, a shuffle board, computers, a TV Lounge, and additional lounge seating. When students arrive for the Fall 2015 semester, the seating area will look much different than it does now! We believe this recreation space will provide the components of the ROC that everyone loves a home while we’re under construction.

We’re looking forward to what the future has in store for your student union – and it all begins on May 4! Remember that this will mean the SW doors (those closest to the Library) will be closed and that part of the parking lot will be used as equipment and material staging space. Don’t worry – we’ll have signage up to remind you of the construction as well as the temporary or new locations for offices and services in  your student union.