The Old University Union, at lunch hour during one of its busiest days. (Photo: Garvin Tso)

The Old University Union, at lunch hour during one of its busiest days. (Photo: Garvin Tso)

Old University Union to close for renovation, improvements in mid-May

  • April 25, 2014 6:00am

The Old University Union building on the Hayward campus of Cal State East Bay will be closed for renovation beginning sometime in mid-May.

The work will include an extensive upgrade to the building mechanical system, as well as the installation of a new roof, and will re-open in time for the Fall quarter. During construction, Associated Students, Inc. and Dining Services offices will be temporarily relocated to the New University Union.

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express will also be closed during construction; notices will be posted one week in advance of the actual closing date. 

During the closure, Dining Services will offer additional ‘grab and go’ options at several locations, including Starbucks, Einstein’s Bagels, and the POD (Provisions on Demand) store.  In addition, daily special plates will be offered at all food service locations to allow for quicker service, and the Dining Commons will continue to offer the $5 FLEX special on Fridays. 

Food trucks will continue to be on campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Starbucks will also remain open for an additional hour, Monday through Thursday.

The POD store will remain open through commencement, and will then be relocated to the Einstein’s location with limited offerings during the summer months.  U.S. Bank will remain open throughout the construction period.

Any questions about the renovation project should be directed to Keat Saw, director of Planning Design and Construction, at (510) 885-3968 or

-- Barry Zepel

California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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