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July 22, 2019

Michigan Union

March 19, 2019

Michigan company restores Union windows to 20th century glory

The tracking list goes something like this: 540 windows, 1,150 individual sashes, 5,218 leaded glass panels and 21,528 individual pieces of glass.

That’s what Full Spectrum Stained Glass, a Colon, Michigan-based restoration company, is working with to fully restore the historic century-old windows of the Michigan Union.

February 25, 2019

Campus briefs

Video provides virtual tour of Michigan Union renovations

February 18, 2019

Video provides virtual tour of Michigan Union renovations

As staff, faculty and students await the Michigan Union’s reopening in winter 2020 after extensive renovation, they do not have to wait to see what the renovated Union will look like.

A virtual “Tour of the Michigan Union, 2020” is available and provides a sneak peek of the university’s campus living room.

September 7, 2018

REMINDER: Temporary new locations for Student Life offices

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.

September 7, 2018

Where to go

Temporary locations for Student Life departments during the renovation

Campus Information

Michigan League
Pierpont Commons

Center for Campus Involvement (CCI)

Michigan League
Pierpont Commons

Central Student Government

North Quad

September 7, 2018

Where to eat

For food options, several locations are available. All locations take Blue Bucks and it’s easy to add bucks to your MCard. Learn more about Blue Bucks.

Check out these dining options:

September 4, 2018

A roundup of U-M construction sites across campus

From exploring the uncharted frontier of robotics to giving liberal arts students a way to connect their studies to their goals, the University of Michigan’s current slate of construction and renovation projects will provide faculty, staff and students new spaces to become the leaders and best.

April 20, 2018

Cube access to be closed off during Michigan Union renovation

After a half-century of spinning, the University of Michigan's iconic Cube sculpture is taking a sabbatical.

Construction crews will need to close Regents' Plaza to help stage construction for the Michigan Union renovation project. Part of that work includes enclosing the Cube for protection.

March 12, 2018

Where to go

Temporary locations for Student Life departments during the renovation.

Tappan Street Auxiliary Building
609 Tappan St.
Counseling & Psychological Services
Dean of Students Office
Fraternity and Sorority Life

March 12, 2018

Where to eat

Alternative locations for food during the Michigan Union renovation.

South Quad Dining

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners can use Blue Bucks or credit cards for meals from 10 mini-restaurants that serve everything from sushi to barbecue, to Latin and Mediterranean favorites.

July 21, 2016

Michigan Union to undergo extensive renovation

The university's iconic Michigan Union will undergo its most extensive renovation since it opened in 1919. The renovation project was approved by the Board of Regents on Thursday.

The $85.2 million project will create social space on the main level by enclosing the courtyard, and expand and improve lounge and study spaces.

June 1, 2016

Exterior repairs on Michigan Union may begin this week

A $1.4 million project to repair approximately 12,000 square feet of deteriorated masonry on the exterior of the Michigan Union is getting underway.

"Staging preparation, ivy removal and cleaning the facade may be starting as early as this week," said Susan Pile, senior director, University Unions & Auxiliary Services.

December 15, 2015

Exterior repair work being done at Michigan Union entrance

Individuals walking near the Michigan Union will notice scaffolding at the main entrance. After review of the external brick, stone and mortar on the tower of the Union, it has been determined there is a potential for fall hazards.

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