student union


: a building on a college campus that is devoted to student activities and that usually contains lounges, auditoriums, offices, and game rooms

Examples of student union in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Students want to know which other campus projects savings on the student union/recreation center would be devoted to should it be downsized. Ryan Anderson, Arkansas Online, 21 Oct. 2023 Construction during his presidency included a student union, dormitories, a theater and concert hall, a baseball stadium and a chapel. Brandi Kellam, ProPublica, 22 Dec. 2023 The student union/recreation center is currently scheduled for completion in the summer of 2025; however, delays and changes could move that back, said Lack and Clay Gordon, president of Kinco Constructors. Ryan Anderson, Arkansas Online, 21 Oct. 2023 But now the ability to get an item last minute is greater with machines stocked with natural hair care products and wigs going into student union buildings on college campuses, laundromats and military bases, often thanks to emerging entrepreneurs. The Indianapolis Star, 9 Jan. 2024 Most recently, officials broke ground on a new student union complex. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Apr. 2023 Her daughter is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which was locked down twice last month, once when a professor was killed and again two weeks later when a man brandished a gun in the student union building. David Sharp, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Oct. 2023 The campus newspaper the Diamondback reported that students in affected dorms were being directed to the student union for bathrooms, and to a recreation center and the Ritchie Coliseum for showers. Susan Svrluga, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023 Charles Bukowski stood on the staircase landing above us in the lobby of the Cal State L.A. student union. Sesshu Foster, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of student union was in 1892

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“Student union.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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