Students and community members can learn more about the possible Julian A. McPhee University Union (UU) expansion at an open forum Wednesday night.
The forum will be held from 5 – 6 p.m. in the left wing of Chumash Auditorium. There will be a presentation to educate attendees about the proposals followed by a question and answer section.
“I want students to create their own opinion based on the given information,” Board of Directors Vice Chair Jana Colombini said.
On Feb. 24 – 25, students will vote to approve or deny a proposal to renovate and expand the UU. The proposal would mean increased tuition fees for students along with a larger study space, enhanced dining and possibly a bar and grill, Colombini said.
The current Recreation Center was approved in a similar way in 2008. Approximately 37 percent of the student population participated in the vote that approved the current Recreation Center, according to Colombini.
“(Attending the open forum is) extremely important to make sure students are making well-informed decisions,” Colombini said.
Another open forum will be held Thursday, Feb. 18 from 11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Chumash Auditorium.