Choose from many beautiful spaces! Select areas will be lovingly renovated, keeping their original charm, and the Purdue Memorial Union’s beloved architecture and signature aesthetic details will endure for decades to come. Your name will be engraved upon a plaque placed by the naming opportunity you support.
The Purdue Memorial Union’s ground floor will be transformed into the Marketplace at PMU: a destination that draws students, faculty, and staff for dining, events, entertainment, studying, meetings, and more. The modern floor plan and design deliver function and accessibility while preserving the Union’s heritage. New points of entry from State Street invite visitors into the space, and ample seating encourages them to stay. It’s a big, bold project, and when it’s complete, the Union will start its next chapter as the place on campus where memories are made.
This project offers several options ($50,000 to $2,500,000) to sponsor a space in your name or a loved one’s name. In addition, Marketplace Cornerstone supporters, who contribute $25,000 to the renovation but do not name a specific space, will be recognized on a beautiful donor plaque near the Grand Staircase.
The Union’s transformed ground floor. Highly accessible, featuring entrances (and natural daylight) from the West and East Terraces, as well as five other entrances. It’s the premier on-campus destination for the Purdue community.
The larger of two new terraces, with a tailored, classic awning and trellis. A focal point of the Union’s refreshed look facing State Street. Guests can grab food in the Marketplace and then meet a friend for lunch by the fire pit.
The smaller of two new terraces, featuring an outdoor stage and fire pit, a walk-up window for food, and proximity (through exterior doors) to the Ever True Stage.
A beautiful performance area featuring elegant stained glass. Can be closed off or opened to the East Terrace.
An ample, open space for events and meet-ups.
A Purdue-themed space by Starbucks, ideal for student groups and student programming.
Just off the Grand Staircase in the main entrance hall, with abundant student seating, numerous window wells providing natural light, and restored fireplace.
Open, multiuse area surrounded by restaurants.
Connects the West Terrace to the Southwest Stage and Student Collaboration Area.
Walk-On’s is a sports bar/restaurant co-owned by Drew Brees, featuring the only table service in the Marketplace. A large circular booth (the naming opportunity) and other memorabilia from Pappy’s Sweet Shop form a tribute to the original, beloved diner.
Enclosed room that can be reserved for private meetings.
A nod to the Union’s original billiards space.
Telling the inspiring story of the Purdue journey from orientation through commencement as students experience the pillars of persistence, inclusion and diversity, discovery, and learning.
Featuring elegant stained glass and a commemorative piece of the Purdue University limestone sign, to honor Dean Beverley Stone, originally situated in front of the Purdue Memorial Union.
A commemorative piece of the Purdue University limestone sign, to honor Dean Beverley Stone, originally situated at the corner of Grant and State Streets.
For dining, studying, or relaxing.
Part of the Union Club Hotel’s transformation into a world-class hotel with a formal restaurant and lovely, Purdue-themed accommodations. Includes beautiful and welcoming rooms, newly redesigned to include contemporary, comfortable furnishings and upscale amenities, with some rooms expanded to suite-type lodging. Your name or a loved one’s name will be engraved upon a plaque outside the room.
Marketplace Cornerstone supporters, who contribute $25,000 to the renovation but do not name a specific space, will be recognized on a beautiful donor plaque near the Grand Staircase.
The Union has enriched the student, alumni, and guest experience for more than 95 years. Invest today to preserve this mighty Purdue landmark for tomorrow’s Boilermakers.
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