When construction of phase one is complete in spring 2014 the union will feature four different dining options, a coffee shop and lounge, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a convenience store, a quiet lounge, a spiritual lounge, a TV lounge, activity room and commuter lounge. The union will also be the new home of Student Life & Leadership, the Tukwut Leadership Center, Associated Students, Inc and all of the social justice centers including the Cross Cultural Center, Pride Center and Women’s Center. A ballroom, meeting rooms and office space for student union operations and the university cooperation will also be included.
The new student union will be the “heartbeat” of the campus and will support the development of campus life as well as support the engagement and retention of students. Student spaces will be abundant, flexible, innovative and accessible. In addition, it will allow CUSUM to build community within and beyond the campus.