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Wyoming Union
Wyoming Union

Built: 1937

Currently Houses: Wyoming Union, Campus Activities Center, ASUW, Greek Life office, ASTEC, SLCE Office, University Store

History

Substantial funding from the Public Works Administration, along with bonds issued against student fees, provided the construction monies for the Student Union Building. Several noteworthy murals are contained in the building; the best known are in the ballroom on the second floor – Lynn Fausett’s Wyoming Union7x28-foot depiction of the welcome of President Crane to UW in 1922. The mural was dedicated in 1940. Initially, students had to pay an annual fee to use the Union. Faculty were also assessed an entrance fee.  “Members” had to show cards before gaining entrance to the building.

Historically, the building featured the campus radio station as well a bowling alley. Today, it maintains its title as the "heart of campus". The continuous events and concerts, along with food options, a pool hall and a beer garden make it a hub of campus activity.


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