UW to Renovate Husky Union

Tuition Hikes to pay for two-year, $82 million project.

The University of Washington will shut down its 61-year-old Husky Union for a two-year renovation this summer. The building, opened in 1949, includes the Husky Den, a nine-station food court, as well as offices for many campus groups, a bookstore, a bank, meeting spaces and a gaming area.

The cost of the $82 million project will be paid over 30 years through a $90 fee added to tuition costs each quarter beginning in 2012. Some of the Husky Den foodservice outlets, such as Subway, will

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