Visitors to the ground and first floors of the Hetzel Union Building on the University Park campus will see major changes this fall, a result of the on-going construction of the new HUB-Robeson Center. For now, the second and third floors will experience no changes.
The first phase of the HUB Union Street food services (formerly the Eateries) and Barney's, a new convenience store -- all on the ground floor -- are scheduled to open for the Fall Semester.
Entrance to the building from both the east and west sides on the ground-floor level will be available. These doors lead both to the renovated food services area and to stairwells to the top floors. The west entrance to the ground floor, across from the U.S. Post Office, is now a handicapped access entrance. The elevator continues to operate from the ground floor.
The most visible change will be on the first floor where only one entrance from Pollack Road will be open for the public. The east entrance and the hallway leading past the HUB ballroom will be closed until renovations to the Ballroom area are complete. First-floor rest rooms also will not be available until the HUB Ballroom area is completed. Restrooms will be available on the ground, second and third floors.
Visitors can use metered parking in the HUB Parking Deck. The HUB turnaround on Pollack Road -- with short-time metered parking -- is permanently closed.
The Bean Machine on the first floor will remain open and the Reading Room and Study Room also will be in use. The HUB desk and the information center will operate as usual during the renovations. In addition, the Penn State Bookstore and the current Paul Robeson Cultural Center will be open on a regular schedule.
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