After several years of anticipation, the new Pagoda Union Building (PUB) will soon open to students, faculty, staff and the public.
The original student union building, built in 1964, had not been renovated in the last 40-plus years and was in serious need of upgrading.
The new facility, built on the foundation of the former building, is a far cry from the earlier building. Daylight and sunlight pour through large windows into large open spaces and small intimate spaces. A quiet study lounge is an ideal alternative for those who prefer a casual and relaxed setting. Students and staff find ample meeting rooms, two beautiful dining rooms, a new state-of-the-art kitchen and food services area, and a game room. A coffee stand will serve “grab and go” items, a convenience for those students who rush between classes.
New offices allow Student Programs (the Arts and Entertainment Board, Campus Ambassadors, and support services for clubs and organizations), Student Government and International Programs to call the PUB “home.”
Other organizations such as the student newspaper, The Ebbtide, the Women’s Center and the Multicultural Center also enjoy new offices in the PUB. The College Bookstore will move from the FOSS Building to the lower floor of the PUB when all other program and offices have settled in.
Food services, including deli and espresso items, are provided by Chartwells, a division of the Compass Group. The vendor will focus on healthful menus that offer low-carb, low-fat, non-dairy and vegetarian options. Additionally, Chartwells provides catering and vending services on campus.
The College looks forward to hosting community events in the new facility. Rooms in the PUB will also be available for rent for community functions such as weddings, charity dinners, and meetings. Contact Suzanne Gugger at (206)546-5863 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.