The front of the Kansas Union from Jayhawk Boulevard

Heart of Campus

The Kansas Union, KU’s community hub, fosters open dialogue and inclusivity, supporting student aspirations for a better KU and community. Built as a memorial to 130 KU World War I casualties, it was dedicated in 1926 by Chancellor Lindley. Despite renovations, additions, and a 1970 fire, the Union endures.

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The Heart of Campus

Enjoy 250,000 square feet of programming, shopping, dining and more at the Kansas Union!
View our building hours and layout below.

A map of Level 1 of the Kansas Union including The Jay, Hawks Nest and Baumgartner Terrace

Level 1

This level includes two bookable spaces including The Jay and Hawks Nest. As well, an outdoor space for all to enjoy Baumgartner Terrace.
A map of Level 2 of the Kansas Union including KU Bookstore, The Tech Shop, Textbooks, and Jayhawk Ink print shop

Level 2

This level includes the KU Bookstore, Tech Shop, Textbooks, and Jayhawk Ink. The KU Bookstore sales affordable, various Jayhawk merchandise for all to enjoy and Jayhawk Ink is the on-campus shop for all your printing and etching needs.

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A map of Level 3 of the Kansas Union including meeting spaces, Registered Dietitian, Jayhawk Hospitality, Information Technology, Dining options and KJHK 90.7 FM Student Radio Station.

Level 3

This level includes multiple dining spaces including The Market Food Court and Dining Space, our Registered Dietitian, Wendys and Chick-fil-a. As well, KJHK 90.7 FM Student Radio Station holds two spaces on this level for their operations.
A map of Level 4 of the Kansas Union including meeting spaces, Programs, Central Bank, The Coffeehouse, Kansas Union Gallery, and more!

Level 4

This level includes a variety of departments and organizations of KU, mainly in the Student Affairs division. As well, there are a few meeting spaces available including Alderson Auditorium, Jayhawk Walk, Main Lobby, Traditions Area, Wheat Room and more.
A map of Level 5 of the Kansas Union with many meeting spaces including Big 12, Jayhawk, Ballroom, Governors. As well as the Human Resources office.

Level 5

This level includes multiple meeting spaces including Regionalist, Big 12, Woodruff, Jayhawk, International, Governors and Ballroom. As well, the KU Memorial Union's Human Resources office is located here.

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A map of Level 6 of the Kansas Union including Malott, Curry, Kansas, Centennial, Pine, English and Divine Nine meeting spaces.

Level 6

This level includes a variety meeting spaces including Malott, Curry, Kansas, English, Centennial, Pine and Divine Nine rooms.

Contact Us

The KU Memorial Union
1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

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