The UWM Student Union sports a freshened Kenwood Boulevard entry. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
New windows let natural light into the atrium area at the main entrance. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
The area near Union Station, once called the Terrace, has been leveled, eliminating ramps, steps and handrails, and now includes gathering and study areas. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Nashley Medina reads in a new common area on the ground floor. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Maria Rios Mejias (left) and Nashley Medina sit in new furniture in a common area on ground floor. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Students gather in the office of the Inclusive Excellence Center. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Madison Clausing (from left), Ethan Hightower, Hannah Hays and Bela Goldring chat in a gathering space outside the Panther Shop. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
New furniture fills spaces for gathering and studying on the third floor. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
A two-year, $40 million renovation and update to the UWM Student Union is nearing completion, just in time for the start of the 2023-24 school year.
The freshened union sports much more natural light and improved aesthetics throughout, highlighted by a new glass canopy that brings in sunlight to the atrium at the main entrance. New furniture and common areas invite members of the UWM community to gather for studying or socializing, fostering greater collaboration.
A new overlook area above the Kenwood Boulevard entrance offers great views of the city and Lake Michigan.