UH Moment: New University Center Opens on Campus

"Living Room" of the University Offering Expanded Resources to Campus Community

For more than a year, the University of Houston community anxiously awaited the opening of the New University Center (UC). Earlier this year, the revamped facility opened its doors to reveal the completion of Phase 1 of the New UC Transformation Project.

The $53 million renovation included UC North offices— home to various student organizations and campus resource centers, a Student Government Association (SGA) Senate Chamber, a 450-seat theater, Woodforest National Bank, a two-level Barnes and Noble bookstore, game rooms and a new food court featuring national dining outlets including Starbucks, McDonald's, Panda Express and Chick-Fil-A.

"It's really the central place where students come to get business done whether it's through food service, purchasing books, getting their banking service done, but it's also where those human connections are made," said Keith Kowalka, assistant vice president for Student Affairs.

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