As students, faculty and staff kick off the new academic year, the Office of Student Life reminds the campus community that services previously located in the Michigan Union are fully functioning in temporary locations.

The Michigan Union, one of university’s most recognizable landmarks at the heart of Central Campus, will remain closed for renovation until winter 2020.

The Office of Student Life has launched Re:Union (, a website developed to keep the U-M community informed on the progress of the renovation as well as share information.

The website includes a “Find it” resource, list of frequently asked questions, information about nearby food options, ongoing news and updates about the project, Michigan Union history and student involvement stories.

The $85.2 million renovation is intended to meet the needs of students of the future, honor the architectural integrity of the Union and address significant infrastructure deficiencies, said Susan Pile, senior director of University Unions and Auxiliary Services.

Specifically, the project will:

• Enhance program and social space on the main level by enclosing the courtyard.

• Expand and improve informal gathering spaces on the first floor through restoration of the original 1919 floor plan.

• Create state-of-the-art student organization and student involvement space.