Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union
A Legacy and PartnershipThousands 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.
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Inside MattersThe Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union will help create a greater sense of belonging on campus, enriching student life and advancing student success.
Our welcome center will be a place to greet students, parents, alumni and community members.
A space accommodating large audiences will be ideal for conferences, guest speakers, career fairs, concerts, banquets and welcoming new students. It can also create smaller spaces for educational lectures, research symposiums and public presentations.
A leadership center will provide experiential learning opportunities for students, equipping them with the skills they need to face today’s challenges.
Student spaces with modern technology will be plentiful — allowing people to study, relax, come together and make memories that last a lifetime.
Outdoor Event Spaces
The building will include an outdoor rooftop lounge, an outdoor plaza, and outdoor programming space with a tiered seating.
Student Leadership Space
Over 300 student clubs and organizations will have a dedicated space to meet and plan activities and dedicated space for established leadership groups. Student government (Associated Students, Inc.) will be housed in the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union.
There are 10 meeting rooms that can accommodate small meetings to board meetings. Each conference room will be equipped with modern technology for students to collaborate, present, and create together.
Dining and Cafe
There will be a brand new cafe that will offer coffee and a selection of food items. There will also be three new dining options added to the student union.
Commitment to Sustainability
The building will be Gold LEED equivalent and the building will include many sustainable practices. The building design, location, and practices will all be focused on sustainability. The Resnick Student Union will be partially solar powered and the landscaping will include components from the amphitheatre.
“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
“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
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
Standing on Paw Print
Top of Monument Staircase
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A Bold ImpactBy 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