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University Student Union

University Student Union was completed in January 2014 and realized a more than eight year effort to build the first building on campus solely dedicated to students.  The USU provided conference rooms, food services, lounges, retail space, student organization offices, recreational and game areas and student union administrative offices.

The outdoor pavillions, rooftop patio and multiple terraces add an additional 10,000 sq/ft of useable space. The signature rooftop patio offers picturesque views of San Marcos and the campus, and features a sustainable live roof garden with 16 species of indigenous plants and grasses.

The open-air amphitheater can seat up 400 people and sliding glass doors on the stage can open up into the ballroom to create one combined venue. The 9,000 sq/ft. ballroom has moveable walls to accommodate events of all sizes.

Occupants of the USU include:

  • Associated Students Inc.
  • Student Life and Leadership
  • Dean of Students
  • Cross Cultural Center
  • Pride Center
  • Gender Equity Center
  • Student Union Administration
  • Restaurants
    • Subversions
    • Market at the Union
    • WOW American Grill
    • Jazzman's Cafe and Bakery
    • Wholly Habaneros
    • Panda Express

The USU has also won the following awards as of April 2015:

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