Jimmy & Cindi Ferguson Student Union

By 2026, Arkansas Tech University will have a brand new Student Union and Recreation Center at the heart of campus. With 69,990- square feet of space, there is plenty of room for you to focus on what's important to you. 

Let’s talk about how we got here. Arkansas Tech discovered a need to create a space where everyone could come together and collaborate. The answer to this need is the Student Union and Recreation Center. This addition to the campus is set to be completed in 2026. This nearly 69,990 square foot facility will have something for everyone, see a detailed list below. It is designed to be built on the same lot that the W. O. Young Building previously occupied. If you have any questions about this new building please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

**Please note: These plans are not final and are subject to change.


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Student Lounge





The Union will be a gamer's paradise. A brand new esports facility will have all of the latest and greatest gaming gear to make sure that our esports can thrive. But it’s not just esports. Anybody can get their game on in the recreational gaming lounge, where we encourage you to let loose and have a good time.

Study & Lounge

After a long day of classes, we understand that all you want to do is kick back and relax. That is why the Union is equipped with multiple lounge areas designated for students to just chill. You can also utilize these areas to tackle some studying.


A healthy mindset and lifestyle go hand in hand, so the Union offers all students the opportunity to make use of the fitness equipment available. Enjoy the many benefits such as group fitness classes, yoga and other group classes, and fully equipped strength training facilities.


Lounge & Large Meeting Room

69,990 - Square feet comes with so much:

  • Welcome Desk
  • Living Room Lounge
  • Gaming Lounge
  • Dining Area
  • Laundry Room
  • Cardio and Free Weights Gym
  • Group Fitness Studio
  • Multi Purpose Courts
  • Outdoor Adventure and Bike Repair
  • Food Service
  • Event Space
  • Large Multi-Purpose Room
  • Esports Lab
  • Student Organization Offices
  • First Aid Room

Student Hangout Space



We know you have questions, so let's see if we can get those answered.

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