The New U

The New Student Union

Excellent news… the Student Union at the Boca Raton campus is set to expand its current footprint of meeting and event space. The planned expansion is slated to begin in the fall of 2018 and has an estimated completion date in the first quarter of the year 2020. The overall new footprint will include the addition of a new banquet facility, increased dining and mercantile options, along with more flexible event space and enhanced services for students.


   Phase 1

  • Estimated completion - August 15, 2019 Grand Palm/Burrow-eSports/Box Office/Owl Card/Conference Room 1/Military and Vets/Floors

   Phase 2

  • Estimated completion - September 15, 2019 Conference 2 (Old Box Office), New Outtakes

   Phase 3

  • Estimated completion - October 31, 2019 Furniture and Fixtures, lighting, video walls/television placements
    *Note = Phased Occupancy is based on occupancy approvals Live Oak construction will begin once Grand Palm occupancy is granted Banquet Hall - Estimated completion - Q3 2020


View the Progress

eSports Arena

ANNOUNCING - Fall Semester 2019…..We are constructing a brand new, state of the art Gaming Center for the FAU students, faculty and staff. The Center will include 40-45 gaming stations along with a dedicated console area. We will also have billiards, ping pong and other gaming tables for all to enjoy. Please keep an eye out for important Grand Opening dates COMING SOON!

Esports is dominated by teenagers and people in their 20s, and offers a more promising career than ever before. FAU’s Career Center liaison for the College of Engineering, Jennifer Fabricius, tells us there’s already opportunities in the professional world for gaming enthusiasts. “We actually have a Computer Science alumnus who helped build the famous console game: God of War,” says Jennifer. “Students can take courses such as CAP 4028 – Game Programming, or other development courses through the field of engineering.” There are opportunities all the way from videogame design to script writing. “Students who want to pursue a career in the esports industry, your time is now!” affirmed Mitchell Roshel, the liaison for the Career Center and College of Arts and Letters. “Our college offers courses such as computer animation and videogame studies.”

FAU sees the value and potential behind the eSports industry and wants better access for students who are interested in this field. The eSports arena is just one of the many exciting initiatives coming to the new FAU Student Union.


Banquet Hall

A new 33,000 square foot community banquet hall will be built along Volusia Street between the current Student Union and Parking Garage 1. The facility’s unique and modern design features a spacious pre-function lobby, a customizable venue that can seat up to 1,000 guests with indoor and outdoor collaborative meeting areas. The intention of this space is to encourage our student and Palm Beach county communities to come together and create experiences that they will never forget.

Student Union Interior

The current Student Union interior, originally built in 1972, is set to receive a cosmetic facelift and renovation. Areas such as flooring and lighting along with new Mercantile options, expanded conference spaces along with a state of the art Student gaming and meeting room are items that are included in the overall project.




Please enjoy the below walkthroughs of the new planned conceptual design set for the Boca Raton Student Union locations. This renovation project is a collaborative effort between the students of FAU and the FAU design committee. We are sure that you will enjoy the experience and love “The New U” at Florida Atlantic University.


 Last Modified 10/29/19