Student Union Renovations

Artist rendering: view from SU welcome desk.

Student Life is moving forward with master plan enhancements for the North Campus Student Union.

Master Plan Recommendations

As a follow-up to the Student Union Master Plan process involving campus stakeholders, including student feedback, and a Project Team that included Architecture and Design Firms in October 2018 through March 2020
Student Life is excited to move forward with recommendations to the North Campus Student Union.


This project, as Phase I of the implementation of the Student Union master plan, will help fulfill the sense that our campus Student Union will serve as the “living room” of the North Campus, encouraging community-building among students as well as faculty and staff.

This project will facilitate the opportunity to create a more student-friendly experience and atmosphere in the Student Union that can encourage more community interaction with the facility’s spaces, activities, and services and form a strong sense of UB community.

Phase I of this project will increase the visibility of student-use spaces as a way of establishing a contemporary student-centered student union and help students better navigate the facility and create a place they feel comfortable socializing and relaxing within its walls. This project will encourage student involvement in extra-curricular activities and provide spaces to support student-focused events. 


Phased construction of the North Campus Student Union is scheduled to begin in December of 2023 and continue through the anticipated project completion during spring of 2025:

  • Fall 2023: new vestibule, 3rd floor stair, bridge to Commons
  • Winter 2023-24: dining furniture (south half) and new separation walls
  • Spring 2024: updated ceiling, floor and walls, vestibule wall removal, expansion foundations

UB Implementation Team

  • Paul Garesis, University Facilities
  • Christina Hernandez, Student Life
  • John Kisker, Student Life
  • Liz Lidano, Student Life
  • Rhonda Ransom, University Facilities
  • Daryl Ryan, University Facilities

Artist Renderings