The Student Experience Center (SEC) was conceived to create a central facility to serve the student out-of-class experience. The project includes 93,000 sf of new program space in addition to approximately 33,000 sf of renovated space in the existing Memorial Union (MU). In addition to being a pass through transition area for overall campus circulation, a covered outdoor plaza between the MU and SEC will serve as the public and social connection between the buildings and an outdoor overflow event space designed to support a wide variety of events from casual student gatherings to 580-seat concerts. The building will house core student programs such as student media, radio, yearbook, Greek life and student leadership and involvement.
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