Kansas State University students voted strongly in favor to pass a referendum to renovate the K-State Student Union in April 2013. Following an extensive planning process, the September 2015 groundbreaking heralded the beginning of two years of work that would transform the campus living room into a dramatic, compelling space that is bursting with K-State pride. As the project draws to a close, Union Renovation Celebration week activities will thank and celebrate the K-State community for continued support and showcase everything the renovated Union has to offer.
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Monday, Oct. 9
Bring your friends and family for free bowling at Wabash Cannon Bowl from 3-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Enjoy samples and giveaways from the Union’s various dining locations and business partners at Taste of the Union from 2-4 p.m. in the Union Courtyard.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
Liven up your lunch hour with a Lunchtime Lounge performance by John Rush the Human iPod, free Call Hall ice cream, a candy bar and other giveaways from noon – 1 p.m. in the Union Courtyard.
Thursday, Oct. 12
Try your luck at winning prizes at the Union Carnival, featuring fun games and giveaways from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Union Courtyard.
Friday, Oct. 13
Celebrate the official dedication of the renovated Union at 1 p.m. in the Union Courtyard. The dedication will feature a balloon drop with 2,017 prize-filled balloons, including certificates for $250 of textbooks, an iPad, Beats headphones and much more. Guided building tours will follow the dedication from 2-4 p.m., and will include the first public look at Union Station by JPs, which will be opening soon.
Saturday, Oct. 14
See the results of the renovation for yourself and take a guided building tour from 9 a.m. – noon as part of K-State Family Day. Tours will leave from the Welcome Desk on the first floor, and include a look at Union Station by JPs, which will be opening soon.
Monday, Oct. 9 – Sunday, Oct. 15
Walk through the timeline of the renovation with photographs and facts on display in the William T. Kemper Gallery.