The UACCM Student Union is moving to a new location this summer! The building formerly called The Plaza is being redesigned into a cool and comfortable new space for student enjoyment. As future plans for expansion include construction of a Workforce Training Center on the far west side of UACCM, the new location of the Student Union will be centered on campus and more accessible to all students.
Throughout the spring semester, food trucks will be located between the Kirk Building and the Technology I Building from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. daily. Students can purchase lunch there then eat at one of our outdoor picnic tables or inside the Student Union, currently located in the Kirk Building.
All the things our students love about the Student Union now will make the move to the new location, as well as some improvements that will happen during the transition. With a game room in the new building, the ping pong table and two pool tables will have a designated space of their own. We’re getting new, ultra-functional couches and chairs for students to use while relaxing between classes. Our three flat-screens will also make the move, featuring a variety of HD channels for student viewing. As usual, we will stream music throughout the building and students can make requests as to what’s playing throughout the day. Another addition planned for the new space is charging stations so students can charge their phones, tablets, and laptops. The new building will also have a meeting room and workspace for registered student organizations to use as needed.
The Student Union will continue to feature drink and snack vending machines. Students can use the microwaves and food-prep area at their convenience and meet other students who hang out in the Student Union during breaks. In the adjacent courtyard, there are picnic tables and a pavilion for students to enjoy, and during special events like Welcome Week, Fall Fest, or Spring Fling, some staff and faculty members will likely be found grilling free lunch for students in that area.
The expected opening date for the new Student Union is the summer of 2016. In the meantime, come check out the Student Union in the Kirk Building!