The new Union idea has been tossed around and debated on for years. But what was once an idea floating around the heads of the UNT community, is now becoming a reality.
The long but rewarding process of building a new Union is well underway. Right now the transition phase between the current building and the new one is being finalized. Even though the campus will not have an official Union building, the Union will be very much alive providing events and services to students just like it always has.
With the transition, the offices and resources housed in the Union will be relocated to various spots around campus. But rest assured all programs and resources will have a place.
By the end of the summer of 2013 the Union will be emptied and construction will begin. At this time all Union departments will be in their new spot around campus.
Every Wednesday, there will be new information about the relocation sites around campus. So make sure to check back here every Wednesday to stay up to date on the Union Master Plan Project.
The first relocation concerns the College of Visual Arts and Design, Texas Fashion Collection and Counseling and Higher Education. These departments are being moved from Stovall Hall to new buildings at the old Church of Christ site.
The new CVAD space will include:
- 17,800 gsf
- Studio lab teaching spaces
- Equipment-dense work rooms, faculty and staff offices
- Storage for the Fashion Design and Fibers Program
- This will be a temporary location until the new CVAD building in complete.
The new Texas Fashion Collection space will include:
- 7,600 gsf, two-story
- Climate controlled vault space for 20,000 pieces
- Storage and processing space
- A conference room
- A classroom
- Laundry room
- The space will require museum preservation and conservation considerations
The new Counseling and Higher Education space will include:
- 14,000 gsf
- Academic space
- Administrative space
- Clinical space for CHDC
These are the new Union plans as of right now. If any plans are changed or altered in any way, you will be notified. But make sure to check back every week for new relocation information.