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CSUB students approved a $37 million plan to expand campus resources and facilities

Posted at 2:33 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 17:33:11-05

CSUB students approved a $37 million plan to triple the size of the Student Union, build an aquatics facility and improve campus activities.

$27 million will be allocated to the Student Union and $10 million for the aquatics center. These fees will be collected through a combination of resources which include student fees.

According to information sent by the school, student fees will go up by approximately $40 per semester in the first year, and tier up to $160 per semester over the course of four years for the Student Union expansion.

Fees for the aquatic facility will be around $20 per semester and will not tier.

It has not yet been determined when the fee collection will begin.

CSUB anticipates to collect fees for up to three years before construction can begin.


The total expansion will be approximately 80,000 square feet – about 40,000 for the two-story Student Union expansion and 40,000 for the new Student Recreation Center Aquatics Facility.  The current 17,000-square-foot student union was originally built in May 1987 when the campus population was about 5,100. Since then, CSUB has grown to more 10,000 students.