LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's student union edges closer to completion.
Scheduled for a November opening, the student union will become a hot spot for students to meet, eat and study.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/VEv3mX ) the 178,000-square-foot compound dwarfs the former student union, which was about 55,000 square feet smaller.
The union will provide both meeting spaces and offices for student groups.
The university's Student Government Association will call home a large space on the first floor, where windows spill natural light onto the burgundy carpets.
The dining hall, which encompasses most of the union's second floor, will overlook the university on three sides, giving diners a view of Cypress Lake, the residence hall's Rose Garden and Hebrard Boulevard.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com