New WSU building enhances student life

New WSU building enhances student life

A new WSU building is bringing together many local dreams and is officially open.

The new Student Union Building at WSU Tri-Cities features new study and meeting rooms for students, along with ping pong and foosball tables.

It was voted on by students, and constructed around what they wanted to see added on campus this year, but one student says while it didn’t happen overnight, it was worth the wait and the cost.

“It’s something that has been in the works for about 6 years we voted that we would like to pay for a building that’s our own and that’s when it was constructed and it’s here now six years later,” WSU Chair of Student Union Government Board, Tyler Schrag said.

The total cost of the new building was $5.7 million dollars. Each semester a $150 portion of overall student costs will go towards the new building.

Student life, and student government resources are now all under one roof. There is a new outdoor fire pit in the front of the building and It’s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10pm, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.