Substantial work has concluded at the Union, with the installation of artwork, digital signage and some lighting as the only remaining tasks. This represents the completion of a major renovation for the building, which features a new look for the main lobby area, the study lounge and the food court.
The main lobby area is now expanded from the previous walkway that connected the east and west entrances of the Union. The space once occupied by the Union Central Store is now open, bordered by a Spartys and a seating area. The ATM area has also been renovated and there is a centrally located Welcome Center help desk.
The food court venues have been completely remodeled, featuring new store fronts, signage and condiment areas. Also new to the food court is a check-out desk servicing the new Sparty’s and a new food storage area. The food court seating area remains unchanged.
The study lounge in the southern area of the Union has undergone some of the more drastic renovations. The entire room has new carpeting and lighting, as well as a new raised stage in the northern section of the lounge. This stage is surrounded by a ramp and set of stairs that connect the lower-lying lounge to the central walkway above.
Finally, the information board located in the walkway in front of the Spartan Spirit Shop has been removed. In its place will be a digital honor roll which will be put in place later this year.