Auxiliary enterprises, such as student unions bookstores, or dining facilities, which are not directly related to instruction, research or service organizational units, but do support the overall objectives of the university, cannot be paid for with state appropriations.
The UIS Student Union Scope
Total Building cost is estimated to be between $20 to $23 million
Total building size is estimated at $400 per square foot or 50,000 – 57,500 square feet
Here are a few other Student Unions that have opened recently that are of similar size to what we are proposing. The pictures and descriptions help give a sense of what could be possible.
Centre College (KY) – Campus Center (Opened New 2009 – 46,560 gross square footage)
Hillsdale College (MI) – Student Union (Opened New 2007 – 54,000 gross square footage)