Administrative Operations Connection

August 12, 2021 | For the campus and community

Progress continues for Purdue Memorial Union ground floor renovation and new terraces

The ground floor renovation of the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) will continue into the fall semester with a reopening date still expected for January 2022. The project will provide new dining options, enhanced technology and improved accessibility. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing work is underway, along with flooring, ceiling and equipment installation.

As part of the project, construction on two new outdoor terraces will also continue into the fall semester. Most sidewalks south of PMU and the shared-use path immediately north of State Street in the area will remain closed through October.

In addition, occasional lane restrictions along the adjacent section of westbound State Street are in place as truck traffic accesses the construction site. Flaggers are directing traffic as needed.

All motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians should continue to exercise caution in the area, obey posted signs and flaggers, and follow detours or seek alternate routes.

Access to the main and second floors of PMU are being maintained from the west entrances. These entrances are not accessible from the south due to the construction fence. ADA access is available from PMU’s northwest entrance or by using the elevator connected to the subwalk in the Grant Street Parking Garage. The south entrance facing State Street will be an emergency exit only while work continues. Access to the east entrance of STEW will also maintained.

Questions may be directed to Don Petersen, project executive, at (765) 496-8335 or