Student Union

The UIS Student Union is the social heart of campus for students. In this signature building, so full of light and activity, students interact with each other and with faculty, staff, and visitors, creating a vibrant and thriving focal point for life at UIS.

Welcome to the Union!

Student Union

Spring 2021 Hours

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 10:00pm

Saturday – Sunday 10:30am – 10:00pm



Breaks and Holidays may have adjusted hours, please look for notice in Campus Announcements and social media


A Message from the Chancellor Emeritus Koch

Chancellor Koch“The Student Union at UIS has helped to create a more vibrant campus life for students – and for faculty and staff. With so much to offer students, the Student Union will propel enrollment growth, and by drawing all of us into a closer community, it will help to keep students at UIS until they finish their degree. This beautiful building welcomes community members to campus and provides a bright, spacious and comfortable location for events, varied dining options, and social gatherings.”


The Student Union has been recognized for its outstanding design. The following architecture awards were made to the Student Union:

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2019 Facility Design Award –
Association of College Unions
International (ACUI)
Workshop Architects

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2018 Excellence in Design Award –
American Institute of Architects
Prairie Chapter