UNLV had 5,000 students to fill the more than 77,000-square-foot building when it was first built. That's too small to accommodate UNLV's current student population of nearly 28,000. In fact, if all of our current students were squeezed into the old union, there would be less than 3 square feet for each person to move.
Making it Happen
Original plans called for a renovation and expansion of the Moyer Student Union. Upon further research, we discovered it would be much more effective to build a new building than to renovate the old facility. So, we tore down the building and worked from the ground up, and on July 23, 2007, the new student union opened its doors, meeting the needs of the UNLV community.
This facility is made available by the $173/semester fee paid by students. This fee allows for fun and recreation within the union, as well as the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.