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Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union

Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union
February 20, 2020 Fresno State students, community celebrate historic groundbreaking for Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union Read the press release
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Project Overview

A Legacy and Partnership

Thousands of students came together to leave their legacy at Fresno State. In March 2018, two-thirds of voters said “yes” and approved a fee referendum of $149 per semester, supporting the building of a new, approximately 84,000-square-foot student union on campus. This building will be a signature building for co-curricular life at Fresno State. In an effort to keep student fees affordable, a portion of the total cost was reserved to inspire community support. In honor of a transformational gift, the building has been named the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union.
Project Overview

Progress Timeline


Students
Voted Yes

March 2017

Design Build Team McCarthy/HED Selected
April 2018

Construction
Begins

November 2019

Groundbreaking
Ceremony

February 2020

Demo/Grading
of Site

March 2020

Steel Beams
Go Up

Spring 2020

Exterior Enclosure
Completed

Fall 2020

Interior
Build-Out

Spring 2021

Grand
Opening

Fall 2021
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Building Features

Inside Matters

The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union will help create a greater sense of belonging on campus, enriching student life and advancing student success.
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    “I’m excited for the new student union because it will give students access to the resources they need for success.”

    – Lauryn Flores, communication student
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    “I’m really looking forward to all of the great opportunities that will come from the new student union, and seeing how students will use it to apply their creativity, leadership and innovation.”

    – Alysa Mo, business administration student
Your inside look

Transforming Campus

See it in VR!

If you are interested in doing a virtual tour of the building, you may stop by the USU Board office on the lower level of the USU. You can also view 360-degree photos at the links below.

Standing in the Courtyard
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Top of Monument Staircase
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Community Support

A Bold Impact

By supporting the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union at Fresno State, you’re advancing student success and helping prepare future leaders to strengthen our community, nation and world.

Contributing to the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union will:

Provide a signature space for student and community interactions
Inspire networking and create a sense of belonging
Encourage student involvement and civic engagement
Promote co-curricular learning and collaboration across disciplines
Provide students with healthier dining options
Generate student jobs and internships

To support or explore naming opportunities, please contact:

David Hembree
dhembree@mail.fresnostate.edu
559.278.5052

Richard Verducci
richardverducci@mail.fresnostate.edu
559.278.5308

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