New Student Union more efficient than previous
Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 20:08
With such a diverse and expanding university, it is only proper to have a focal point where all students can congregate during the course of the day.
The FGCU Student Union was completed in 2004 and was built with the intention of serving the students as a community center. Although most students can recall that the Student Union did not necessarily serve that purpose to the best of its abilities up until this point. With renovations now complete, the Student Union finally appears to have a capacity to serve as a meeting point for students and a symbol for the university.
Two of the many positive additions to the Student Union are three new restaurants in the area where the Perch used to be: Chick-fil-A, Home Zone and Blu Sushi. In addition, there are more seats in the dining area, including booths, and numerous operations and offices have been moved to assist students in receiving the services they need in a centralized location.
One of the most fundamental roles of a Student Union is to be a place where students can congregate. With new charter meeting rooms, conference rooms and multi-purpose rooms, the new Student Union will accomplish this task. Contact Campus Reservations at email@example.com to make a reservation in the Student Union. Spaces are limited, so book your reservation early.
The Student Government also has new "digs" on the second floor of the Student Union. Considering the prominent role that Student Government plays, I believe that the new facilities will certainly help SG accomplish its goals in the upcoming years.
Don't forget to stop by the new bookstore, either! The expanded bookstore boasts all of the books you need for classes and new FGCU apparel and school supplies. You can also swing by to pick up convenience items, should you forget to run to Publix.
In all, the new additions to the Student Union were a great decision by the university and I look forward to see how the Union develops in years to come.