Welcome back to those of you taking summer classes. This summer is going to be an extremely busy one for the Union because construction on the new Union is beginning! Lots of things are going to be relocated around campus during the construction period. Check out this video for information on the construction timeline and where everything is going to be relocated this summer.
Happy finals week UNT! Summer is upon us and construction has begun for the new Union! Here is the final relocation post about where everything in the current Union is going to be during the construction period. If there are any further updates or changes you will be notified. But for now, enjoy and happy summer!
The current Union houses many offices and resources for student organizations and administration. The organization and administration offices will be relocated to Stovall Hall off of Highland Street. Stovall Temporary Union Building (STUB) is a 26,000 square foot space that will house:
Center for Leadership and Services
Dean of Students
Student Legal Services
University Program Council
Orientation & Transition Programs
Student Government Association
Graduate Student Council
The Office of Greek Life will be housed in Stovall until they permanently relocate to the new Greek Life Center in Spring 2014, located off of Welch Street.
With the completion of the new Union, Stovall Hall will be demolished to make room for a lawn. Texas State Historical Society and University Press can remain in Stovall until May of 2015. A permanent home will be identified for TSHS and University Press.
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Over the next couple of weeks you may notice construction fences going up or workers drilling and working at various spots around campus. This all just means construction for the new Union will begin soon and we will be on our way to a facelift for campus!
This week’s relocation information is about the Campus Chat that is currently on the first level of the Union.
The Campus Chat is the most popular venue for students to grab some lunch or a quick snack during the day. Rest assured that when the Union is under construction the beloved food court will not disappear. In fact, the Chat will be relocated just a few feet from the Union construction site.
The temporary Chat will be located in the North Commons in between the International Students Building and Sage Hall. It will be a 6,000 square foot modular space with all of the food options students have in the current Union. Catering will be absorbed into existing food services functions elsewhere on campus.
For more information and a timeline of construction please visit the Union Master Plan website!
This is the final episode of #TheGreenScreen this season. Our host Laura Horn explores Earth Fest, a UNT celebration of Earth Day. Organizations around UNT and Denton participated with demonstrations, tips on recycling and how to stay involved on a day to day basis. Check out this final episode, but make sure to come back in the fall to hear more about what’s going on in the Union and special updates on the Master Plan Project!
This semester is almost over, and pretty soon construction on the new Union is going to start. The Then and Now photos have been a celebration of everything the Union has done for the UNT campus as we transition into a new beginning for the Union.
This last and final photo was taken in the mid-1980s on the 3rd floor of the Union looking down at the Union Courtyard. Students are gathered around on all levels to hear some of UNTs famous jazz music. And that is something that hasn’t changed over time. Architecturally speaking a few things have changed in the Courtyard and around the Union, yet even still today students gather around to hear impromptu performances by UNT musicians. Students have made memories, such as the ones in these pictures, in the Union over the years and will continue to do so throughout our transition phase and in the new Union.
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Three UNT parking lots will be fenced off in preparation for modular buildings that will house various departments and programs while the University Union construction is under way.
Parking lot 47, which surrounds the Church of Christ on Welch Street, will close April 24 (Wednesday), in preparation for construction of the building that will house the Texas Fashion Collection, a portion of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education, and a portion of the College of Visual Arts and Design.
Parking lots 53 and 56, located at the corner of Bernard and Sycamore streets, will close April 29 (Monday). The lots will close to make room for construction of a facility that will house the Department of Dance and Theatre.
Planning for the new Union continues on, but for now here is some more information about where things will be relocated while we are in a transition period between Unions.
This week’s information is about the University Bookstore in the Union.
The University Bookstore is an important part everyday life for UNT students. From UNT gear to school supplies to books, the bookstore provides daily needs for students. Like all other resources in the current Union, the bookstore is being relocated on campus to make sure students have access to its benefits.
The temporary bookstore will be located at the Northwest corner of Avenue C and Chestnut near McConnell Hall and Bruce.
The temporary building will be a 20,000 square foot pressurized tent structure. It will house everything that is in the current bookstore in the Union until the new Union is finished.
Keep checking back here every Wednesday for more relocation information.
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