Seegers Union Expansion
Raised to Date (Phase 1 & II): $813,315
Goal (Phase I & II): $3 Million
Originally designed in 1961 when approximately 1,200 students were enrolled, Seegers Union quickly became the heart of Muhlenberg's beautiful campus. Increased enrollment and over-use of facilities over the last decade have made the need for expansion critical.
On April 24, a small group of faculty, staff, and students gathered along with members of the Board of Trustees for an intimate Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Seegers Union expansion. On October 30, Muhlenberg College students, faculty and staff joined members of the Alvin H. Butz, Inc. construction company to celebrate the installation of the last steel beam in the Seegers Union expansion project, called a Topping-Off Ceremony.
Highlights of the expansion include a full Student Life suite with offices and conference spaces for the Student Government Association, as well as a Media Center to house publications such as the Ciarla, the Weekly and the Advocate. The new dining room and enhanced food preparation areas will provide a more congenial dining atmosphere and more robust offerings of kosher, vegetarian, international and organic cuisine – all increasingly important to Muhlenberg students. This project will also convert the existing Garden Room into a much needed event and performance venue, expand the bookstore and complete the campus' West Quadrangle (bordered on its other three sides by Brown and Taylor Halls and the new science building). Construction is scheduled for completion by fall 2010.
To make a gift to the Seegers Union expansion project, please click here. When prompted, fill in your contact and billing information. In the gift designation drop down menu on the second page, select "Other" and type in "Seegers Union expansion."