The Board of Regents approved the schematic design for renovating the Michigan Union on 3/16/17. Learn more about the project and view some of the concept drawings. The project will create state-of-the-art student organization and student involvement space, improve space for counseling and student support services and enhance meeting space near the Rogel Ballroom.
Designed by brothers and University alumni Allen B. and Irving K. Pond, the Union opened its doors in 1919. Although initially an inclusive space for male students, it has adapted and offers a helping hand to all Wolverines. Always a student space, the Union used to be home to a bowling alley and a swimming pool and has always offered meeting and study spaces. Considered one of the most iconic buildings on campus, it has an incredible history. John F. Kennedy first proposed the idea of the Peace Corps on the front steps of the Michigan Union (you can see the plaque).