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.

A message from the Chancellor

“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:

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

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


Welcome to the Union!




Student Union

Monday through Friday – 7:30 a.m. – midnight

Saturday and Sunday – 10:30 a.m. – midnight


Food Studio For Fall & Spring Semesters

Monday through Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday – 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


Starbucks  For Fall & Spring Semesters

Monday through Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday – 8:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday


Hours for Summer and Break Schedules are different.