Centrally located between the main academic quadrangle and the back part of campus the Student Union is a hinge point that most students pass through several times a day. Along the western edge of the upper level, there will be a shady arcade structure and a new fountain with gently moving water running parallel to the upper seating area.
On the north side of the center there will be a new amphitheater of seat walls and grass terraces that lead down from the upper quad to the new park, with a new walkway and a handicap accessible path across the slope.
Much of the new Student Union’s first floor will be dedicated to the new 400-seat cafeteria which will be the primary dining location, providing healthy and versatile meal options. Upstairs will also include alternative option with high-quality fast food and beverages from a fully functioning Starbucks, Chick-fil-A Express, and a traditional grill.
Downstairs will also be where the campus store and post office will be located, as well as a lounge area around the central staircase. The new bookstore will face the football field, which will be a convenient destination on game days for parents and visitors looking to purchase the latest MU gear.
“The Berns” is the main upstairs portion of the Student Union. With the renovation plan, it will continue to be the go-to place for many student activities and after-hours student programming.
Naming Opportunities are available for the Student Union.
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