2017 Student Union Renovation Referendum: Built, run, and funded largely by student fees; the UWM Student Union first broke ground in the 1950’s to give students a flexible and welcoming area on campus to dine, meet and fuel their campus PRIDE.The 2017 Student Union Renovation Referendum gives today’s student a chance to ensure that the Union’s programs, services and resources are accessible and suitable for generations of Panthers to come.
There are 33 of these large bandages stuck on walls, floors, and ceilings throughout the Union. Together they represent $9.3 Million in structural repairs carried out in and around the building within the last 15 years.
Each bandage is linked to an augmented reality video that explains some of those repairs. In order to see them, you need to download a free app called Aurasma (IOS, Android). If you’ve never experienced ‘AR’, try it today, or simply click the bandages below to watch on YouTube.
The Union was built in four separate stages; first breaking ground in 1956, then upgraded in 1963, 1972 and 1987. Each unit was built to provide new and exciting services to students and community members. Look for these items around the building, and complete the build map to win a prize!
To learn more about the build years, click on the items below:
Art Design Major w/ Fibers Emphasis + Art History Minor
Architecture & Urban Planning
Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies