Union's New Features Begin Rolling Out

K-State, Student Union, Powercat

The Your Union Renovation project continues to move forward with the opening of several key areas of the building.

As part of Your Union Renovation, the K-State Student Union food court will be replaced with restaurants that will offer a variety of food choices and seating locations when the project is completed in January 2017. Complementary venues designed to appeal to students; faculty and staff alike were chosen to provide different experiences from grab-and-go options, quick service selections or casual dining with table service.

 

Qdoba, Union, K-State, Student Union

Qdoba Mexican Eats

After opening up on August 29, Qdoba spent the first day in operation donating 100% of proceeds from sales directly to K-State Proud. Qdoba restaurants serve up mouthwatering bites that are both chef-inspired and customizable, with fan favorites like burritos, 3-Cheese Queso, Loaded Tortilla Soup and Knockout Tacos.

 

Panda Express, Union, K-State
Panda Express

Making a refreshing return to the Union, newly-opened Panda Express boasts an expanded menu and sushi area. Panda Express is best-known for its wide variety of original recipes including its Original Orange Chicken™, SweetFire Chicken Breast®, award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp and Shanghai Angus Steak.

 

In addition to the new restaurants, major progress has been made on other key areas of the Union.

 

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Union Courtyard

The quintessential epicenter of the Union, the Courtyard now showcases intricate tile work which was completed shortly after the start of classes and features an inlaid Powercat in the center of the floor.

 

South Entrance, K-State, Student Union
South Entrance

The spacious new entrance opened last month and features a wall of windows letting in an abundance of natural light as well as a new stairwell leading up to the first floor.

 

K-State, Campus Store, Union
Campus Store

Despite still being in a period of transition and construction, the K-State Campus Book Store has still been able to successfully serve students and will be expanding in its permanent location across from Forum Hall.

 

Third Floor, K-State, Union
Second Floor

Although left comparatively untouched, the second floor is still able to boast new features;  all of the furniture is brand new and offer amenities such as built-in outlets and more ergonomic construction. 

 

The remainder of the Union will remain open and services will be available during construction. Access to the Union will change throughout the renovation process. Visit k-state.edu/yourunion for building access updates.

###About Your Union renovation: K-State students voted and approved a referendum that led to the $31 million renovation project in spring 2013. The project will increase student organization meeting areas and student lounges, enhance retail and dining spaces and give the building a better overall flow. The Union will remain open during the renovation although certain areas will be relocated within the facility while under renovation. For more information, visit k-state.edu/yourunion or call 785-532-7202.