The ASUC Student Union is opening to the Berkeley campus this Fall. The Student Union hopes to engage the campus community in many forms of student life with its diverse offerings, including new restaurants, the re-opening of the Bear’s Lair, meeting and study space, and the unveiling of the newly-renovated Pauley Ballroom.
The renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union has new space on its south and west sides, and will house the Campus Living Room—a place for all students to come 24/7 in order to study, lounge, and socialize. The Dining Room will include a new outdoor patio and four diverse food offerings as well as a stage for student performances. The building will also house the Cal Student Store, a 24-hour concierge desk, a coffee shop, The Multicultural Community Center, a Media Center including Open Computing Facilities, Cal TV, Publications, the ReUse Center, BicyCal, and the Berkeley Art Studio.
Eshleman Hall has been completely re-built, and will be connected to the MLK Jr. Student Union via a new pedestrian bridge. The new building has flexible work and meeting space for student organizations, practice and performance spaces, a meditation room, the Bridges Multicultural Resource Center, the LEAD Center, the Public Service Center, retention centers, offices and the Senate Chamber for the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) and Graduate Assembly (GA) student government. Eshleman Hall will also be the home of the Bears Lair, a coffee shop, and a second 24-hour concierge desk.