University of North Texas

Division of Student Affairs

New Union Features

New Union Features

Your new University Union is undergoing a major renovation to make way for exciting new features and resources to make sure this campus is the best it can be. Some of the features the new Union will include are:

  • A Sustainable Design 
  • More Food Options 
  • New Retail Vendors 
  • New Spaces 
  • More Space 

Sustainable Design

UNT is all about going green, and the Union is no different. The new Union building is going for the highest LEED certification level, Platinum. LEED Certification is a measurement of how environmentally friendly a building is. Some of the sustainable design features of the new Union are:

  • Drought tolerant and indigenous landscaping
  • 92% of construction waste was diverted from landfills 
  • Censored faucets, dual flush toilets and low flow urinals 
  • Use of low-emitting and low-hazard materials indoors such as paints, adhesives and carpets.
  • 28% energy reduction is enough to power 246 homes. 

New Retail Vendors

  • Barnes and Noble at UNT 
  • Design Works
  • Eagle Images
  • Wells Fargo 

New Spaces

Rooftop Garden

The Union will have a rooftop garden on top of the Syndicate. Whether you are studying, relaxing or just hanging out with friends, it’s going to be a getaway spot for students. It will have a sustainable design to collect rainwater and the vegetation will be native Texas trees and bushes.

Meditation Room

Need a quiet place to destress and relax? The meditation room will be the perfect space. With serene artwork this will be a calming place away from class and projects and tests.

Lactation Room

It’s very important for women to have a place in which they feel comfortable to breast feed or pump. Keys will be available to check out to use the room.

Dance Room

Are you a professional ballet dancer? Or do you and your friends just like to groove to some catchy tunes? Either way, the new Union has a place for you. There will be a dance room available to reserve that will have wood floors and mirrors to fill your dancing needs.

More Space

The new Union will feature 100,000 additional square feet. The additional space will allow for more student organization space, more meeting space, more study space and all around more openness.