Rendering of the new TWU Student Union utilizing historic Hubbard Hall.
What could be done to provide TWU students with a much needed new student union? Land is scarce and new construction is costly. An innovative proposal is under consideration that would utilize a campus landmark, Hubbard Hall, making it once again, the heart of the campus for students. Much of Hubbard Hall lies unused and it is one of the few buildings that has exterior space for an addition.
On February 3rd and 4th TWU Students voted to an increased fee which will provide funding for the building of a new Student Union on the Denton campus and enhanced student facilities at the Dallas and Houston campus locations. The process, including the fee increase, still requires the approval of the TWU Board of Regents, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Legislature. If approved, construction could begin as early as Fall of 2015.
What will the new Student Union look like? A combination of historic preservation and innovative use of old and new space, the proposed plan would expand food service space, provide student organization meeting space and meet the needs of TWU’s ever-growing student population. Take a video tour of the proposed addition and renovation.
Here are some links that make interesting viewing and reading!