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The heart of Campus is Growing
Recent Upgrades
In The Works
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The Heart of Campus is Growing

Here in the Student Union, we are constantly working to make our spaces more attractive and functional for UTSA students.  Check out all the improvements we're bringing to the Student Union!

Recent Upgrades

Downtown Campus - Food Pantry

  • The Student Union is proud to share that the Roadrunner Pantry, known as UTSA's food pantry, opened a Downtown Campus location in February 2020. This space is known as the Whataburger Resource Room

Study Rooms

  • Our two Study Rooms, the Acacia and Wild Persimmon, underwent major reconstruction including new paint, replacing traditional walls with glass, adding dry erase boards, and the addition of vinyl decals.
  • Students began enjoying these renovated spaces as of January 2019

Lactation Room

  • In order to fully support new moms, the Student Union created a dedicated lactation room.  This is a brand new space featuring comfortable seating, a sink, bookshelf, and inspirational wall vinyl for clients. 
  • This new space joined the family in January 2019

Gallery 23

  • Our student-focused gallery received a much-needed renovation with new floors and a new hanging system to better display student art. 
  • The first exhibit to display these enhancements opened August 2019. Gallery 23

 

 

 

 

Common Spaces

  • Guests will notice new carpet and furniture throughout the common spaces in the Student Union.
  • These enhancements were installed early fall 2019.

 

Meeting Room Renovations – Phase One

  • The Student Union features over a dozen meeting rooms.  Over the next year, the Student Union will update our meeting rooms in four phases.  Phase one includes the Mesquite, Redbud, Chicano/a, and Paloverde.  Updates include:
    • New carpet;
    • Resurfacing and repainting of all walls;
    • Installation of new LED lighting;
    • New chair rails, credenzas, and cabinetry; and
    • Updated AV equipment.
  • Phase one was completed in fall 2019.

Ski Lodge:

  • The Ski Lodge is one of the oldest spaces in the Student Union, and also one of the most heavily used.  In order to update this valued space, it is undergoing a major renovation.  Students can expect to enjoy the following upgrades in early spring:Ski Lodge
      • New carpet;
      • Resurfacing and repainting of all walls;
      • Installation of new LED lighting;
      • New chair rails, credenzas, and cabinetry; and
      • Updated AV equipment.

 

 

Student Leadership Office

  • The Student Leadership Office serves an essential function on the UTSA campus. This office suite underwent construction to add a new office space and expand storage in order to better serve students.

Student Assistance Services

  • The Student Assistance Services Office is home to the UTSA Ombudsperson. This office underwent construction to add a new office space.

Harris and Travis Rooms

  • The Harris and Travis Rooms are two of the most utilized spaces in the Student Union. Loved for their large room capacity, these spaces were renovated to further meet client needs. Here are the upgrades guests can now enjoy:
  • The wall between these two spaces was demolished and a retractable air wall was added. This will allow the spaces to be used separately or combined as one large room with a capacity of over 200.
  • New carpet, paint, AV equipment, and LED lighting were added.

In the Works

 

Meeting Room Renovations - Phase Two

  • The Student Union features over a dozen meeting rooms, which are being upgraded in phases. Phase one included the Mesquite, Redbud, Chicano/a, and Paloverde and was completed in fall 2019. Phase two of the Meeting Room renovation project will begin spring 2020 and will include the following spaces: Magnolia, Pecan, Buckeye, Hawthorne, Ash, and Anaqua. Upgrades will include:
    • New carpet;
    • Resurfacing and repainting of all walls;
    • Installation of new LED lighting;
    • New chair rails, credenzas, and cabinetry; and
    • Updated AV equipment.

     

Ballrooms and Ballroom Galleria

  • Known as the largest venue in the Student Union, the Ballrooms are essential to planning large banquets, shows, and events. To better serve the UTSA community, clients can expect the following upgrades:
    • Installation of LED lighting
    • New floors and refinished walls
    • New furniture in the Ballroom Galleria
  • Work will be completed in phases in this space. First, the lighting and the flooring will be upgraded. The anticipated completion of this initial phase is early March 2020. The second phase will include the walls and furniture and is anticipated to be complete by fall 2020.

Downtown Campus - Game Room

  • Located on the second floor of the Frio Street Building, the Student Union Downtown Game Room will receive new flooring. Expected completion is 2020.

 

H-E-B Student Union Space Upgrades

  • Beginning summer 2020, upgrades started on the Bexar Room, Tejas Lounge, and the Student Organizations Complex located in the H-E-B Student Union.

 

Coming Soon

Student Union Space Upgrades

  • Beginning summer 2020, upgrades will start on the Willow Room and the Student Area, both located on the second floor of the Student Union near the Retama Auditorium.