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Inclement Weather - Union Hours 2/19/19, 2/20/19:

Due to campus closings and class cancellation for the evening of Tuesday, 2/19/2019 due to inclement weather, and the expectation for wintry conditions through the morning of Wednesday, 2/20/2019, special hours will be in place for Union operations across campus.

Affected Union hours, service locations:

  • The Kansas Union will close at 10:00pm on the evening of Tuesday 2/19/2019. It will reopen at 7:00am on Wednesday, 2/20/2019.
  • The Burge Union will close at 10:00pm on the evening of Tuesday 2/19/2019. It will reopen at 10:00am on Wednesday, 2/20/2019.
  • The DeBruce Center will close at 6:00pm today. It will reopen at 10:00am on Wednesday, 2/20/2019.
  • The Hawk Shop in the Kansas Union will close with the building at 10:00pm on the evening of Tuesday 2/19/2019.
  • The Bus Stop on Daisy Hill will be open regular hours tonight, 2/19/2019.
  • Jaybreak at Anschutz Science Library will close at 10:00pm on the evening of Tuesday 2/19/2019.
  • All other Jaybreaks across campus will follow normal hours 2/19/2019, and currently plan to reopen on Wednesday, 2/20/2019 at 10:00am.
  • Retail KU Dining operations in Wescoe (The Underground) and DeBruce Center (Courtside Cafe) currently plan to reopen on Wednesday, 2/20/2019 at 10:00am.
  • Residential Dining Centers (Mrs. E's, South DIning Commons, North College Cafe) will operate under regular hours.
  • The Studio Grill and Southside will be open for regular hours tonight, 2/19/2019.

Sustainability and the KU Memorial Union


Image of a rooftop herb garden at the Kansas Union

The KU Memorial Union works to adopt sustainable and green practices throughout its services and operations, and is always open to suggestions and additional resources to help improve these efforts. Current sustainability initiatives include:

  • Event management systems for its facilities that automatically control environmental aspects such as lighting, heating, and cooling of spaces to save energy when spaces are not in use.
  • Single stream recycling receptacles throughout its facilities and event recycling at major events in partnership with KU Recycling.
  • Union retail operations recycle over 145 tons of cardboard, 7 tons of steel, and 6 tons of plastics annually.
  • Union areas research and employ energy-saving earth-friendly products and equipment as key components in facility maintenance and upgrades.
  • A compost program that delivers over 500 tons of compostable materials to local farmers and to KU student farms and gardens.
  • KU Dining employs tray-free service in residential dining centers, significantly reducing post-consumer waste and water and energy usage.
  • KU Dining donates all used cooking oil (an average of 150 gallons per week) to KU Biofuels Research.
  • Use of biodegradable wares (plastic ware, cups, plates) in all retail dining locations.
  • Local produce buying programs and organic food concepts for retail dining operations.
  • A rooftop garden at the Kansas Union grows many of the herbs and seasonings used throughout campus dining locations.

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