Your Union Renovation
The "Your Union" campaign began when K-State students recognized the need for major improvements to our aging Student Union.
Originally built in 1956, the K-State Student Union has been an important part of campus life founded by students, for students. With input from the student body and an outside consulting group (ASG Architects), the Student Governing Association has worked to develop a solution that will address the Union’s structural deficiencies as well as the needs of a growing student body.
The result? A $25 million renovation plan for the Union, to be funded by a flat $20/semester increase to the student privilege fee for students taking classes on the Manhattan campus, effective fall 2014. In April 2013, the student body voted to approve the project.
The renovation project will feature:
- a new south facade with windows
- up-to-date retail areas
- collaborative student lounge space
- consolidated student activities offices
- enhanced dining services with sports pub and expanded coffee house
- an innovate tech lounge
The renovation is expected to start the fall of 2015 and the Union will remain open during the renovation, although certain areas will be closed while under renovation.
Your Union Celebratory Groundbreaking
The K-State campus, Manhattan community and surrounding area are invited to attend a celebratory groundbreaking ceremony for Your Union renovation 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 2 outside the north entrance of the K-State Student Union.
The program will feature:
- Renovation plans and rendering browsing
- Students from the K-State Marching Band
- President Kirk Schulz
- Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Dr. Pat Bosco
- Union Executive Director Bill Smriga
- Student leaders
- Free Call Hall ice cream
- Willie the Wildcat