New Memorial Union Frequently Asked Questions
The timeline for the New Memorial Union is as follows:
- Spring 2019 - December 2019: Building design phase.
- Fall 2019 - Spring 2021: Construction phase for new Memorial Union.
- Summer 2021: New Memorial Union anticipated to open for student use.
All services have been relocated. Please visit the Campus Renewal blog Relocations page for service relocation information.
A number of campus facilities have been identified as priorities. As the University
explores funding sources for other renovation and construction projects, students
were asked to invest in a new Memorial Union. The original Memorial Union and its
additions were the result of past student initiatives. A majority of students who
voted in a student referendum held on November 20th, 2018, supported to fund a New
UND will contribute over 20 percent of the cost of operating and supporting a new Memorial Union. At the same time, the University is working with alumni, private donors and other funding sources to build a new Nistler College of Business & Public Administration as well as update the Chester Fritz Library, High Performance Center and the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center.
The original Memorial Union, built in 1951, with additions completed in 1964 and 1983,
was outdated with building infrastructure that had either reached or was nearing the
end of its useful life. Deteriorated infrastructure included mechanical, electrical,
plumbing, and HVAC systems. The lack of building accessibility throughout was also
a major area of concern.