Nebraska East Union Renovation

Welcome to the Nebraska East Union Renovation Site!

In October 2018 the Nebraska East Union began a 2 year renovation project. The Nebraska East Union opened in 1977. Over the years the needs of East Campus have changed, which lead to this renovation of approximately $28.5 million. Highlights of this project include:

  • 30% expansion of the Great Plains Room
  • Dining is moving to the 1st Floor and will have expanded food and seating options for the whole campus community as well as those on meal plans.
  • Bowling Center will be upgraded to expand the team space as well as enhance the Husker Experience for bowlers using the space.
  • New Starbucks located at the new South Entrance connected to Legacy Plaza
  • New and increased lounges and study rooms for building community

This page will be the location where you can find all the up to date information about the Nebraska East Union Renovation. From what areas will be closed to when your favorite area will reopen. Here you will find the links to all the video updates, photos from the project along with some thoughts from the Nebraska Unions Staff about how the project is moving along and what you can expect.

Follow us through the Grit of making your Nebraska East Union better with our successes and even our frustrations. Through this page we will even try to answer your questions with walk throughs with the contractors and show you weekly updates on what is happening behind the walls.

We want to thank you for your patience through this upgrade and hope you will see the Glory of the Renovated Nebraska East Union shine through in the Fall of 2020.

Week of November 12th Project Updates

  • Demo on the first floor continues with concrete removal and a knockout on the northeast wall.
  • Shoring of the steam tunnels is now complete. Please expect an increase in traffic on the delivery route.
  • The geofoam fill of the Hollow is nearing completion and should be done by Thursday.
  • Brick demo of the exterior walls on the West Entrance and Great Plains Room exterior wall are complete.
  • Work on the expansion of the Great Plains Room is beginning. The first step is the layout of the footings.
  • Grading outside of the Great Plains Room will begin next week.
  • We have been working on the temperature issues in the building and today’s adjustments have made more comfortable. This is an ongoing challenge that we will continue to monitor and make adjustments when possible and needed.

Project Timeline

Phase 1A: October 1 - End of Summer 2019

  • 1st Floor
    • Begin Work on Great Plains Room Expansion
    • New Dining Facility
Phase 1B: May 2019 – September 2019
    • Bowling and Atrium
Phase 2: Fall Semester 2019
    • Great Plains Room Expansion (GPR Offline Beginning after 2019 Spring Commencement)
    • All of 2nd Floor
Phase 3: Spring Semester 2020
    • All of 3rd Floor

Project Information

Temporary Structure: Click Here.

Site Logistics: Click Here.

Renderings: Click Here.

Floor Plans: COMING SOON

Construction Project Meeting Minutes

November 12, 2018: Click Here.

November 5, 2018: Click Here.

October 22, 2018: Click Here.

October 15, 2018: Click Here.

October 8, 2018: Click Here.

October 1, 2018: Click Here.

September 26, 2018: Click Here.