Updates and hours of operation for the newly reopened Student Union

The Center for Student Engagement is excited to announce that the Student Union and Atrium will reopen to members of the campus community on Sunday, Aug. 16.

As a reminder, many campus buildings, including the Atrium and Student Union, will be closed to members of the public who are not students or employees of the College this fall. Read more via this link for more information for visitors to campus.

Following is additional important information for the fall semester:

Adjusted Hours: We have adjusted our hours to accommodate food service needs. We anticipate significantly lower revenues generated this semester due to reduced events and conferences.  s the staffing of the facility relies on that income, we have reduced the total hours to navigate existed financial resources. While in the past, we have been flexible with adjusting facility hours for reserved events and programs, we will not be able to modify facility hours this coming semester. Please plan your programs accordingly.

Construction Update:  The roof and fourth floor renovation project is well underway. The asbestos abatement phase of the project has concluded, and offices temporarily relocated for the summer have returned. The entire fourth floor and the third floor restrooms will be closed for the remaining phases of the construction project through summer 2021.

Space Availability and Capacities: To meet social distancing requirements, the typical room capacities of all locations in the Student Union and Atrium are significantly reduced. We have also adjusted the layouts of all common areas to comply with good public health practices. Please help us by not modifying any furniture layouts. Please also note that Student Union 62/63 is being heavily used for academic purposes this fall. We may permit reservation of Student Union 62/63 on evenings and weekends, but those programs must use the classroom layout.

Hosting an Event: If you are looking to host an event, please consult the Events and Gatherings procedures on the New Paltz Forward Plan.

Room Re-locations: The following offices have relocated due to the roof project and will be their designated offices through the 2020-21 academic year.

  • The Oracle Newspaper, Student Union 301
  • Meditation and Prayer Room, Student Union 302
  • WNFP Radio, Student Union 303
  • NYPIRG, Student Union 311
  • Substance Prevention Coordinator, Student Union 312
  • Ulster County Crime Victims Advocate, Student Union 314
  • Mother’s Room, Student Union 316

Welcome to the Student Union Family:  We are excited to welcome the Scholar’s Mentorship Program to Student Union 19!

Center for Student Engagement: As of July 1, the former Student Activities/Union Services and Center for Student Development offices have retired. The new Center for Student Engagement is located in Student Union 211.