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J.W. Jones Student Union is equipped with five meeting rooms, three dining rooms, the Boardroom, and the Ballroom for larger events. Under the policy section you will find more detailed information regarding the set-ups and capacities for each room. One room or all rooms may be reserved to accommodate your event.
The first floor of Student Union houses Bearcat Commons, our all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurant that offers a variety of options including a Mediterranean kitchen, produce market and deli, an All-American grill, Tex Mex cuisine, a fresh bakery and exhibition stations, as well as a Mongolian grill.
The Jones, located on the second floor of Student Union features retail locations such as Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Zen Asian and a Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) mini-convenience store.
The Student Engagement Center, home of Auxiliary Services, ID Operations, Student Affairs, Residential Life, Office of Student Involvement, Service and Engagement and the International and Intercultural Center, is located on the Second floor. The Student Engagement Center is a welcoming area where students are encouraged and challenged to connect with the Northwest community including their peers, faculty, and staff. The Engagement Center Team will provide well informed services, information and resources. While the space is available to all campus community members, resources will be designed to support the goals of the offices and programs located in the Student Engagement space.
The Student Union is open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week when classes are in session.
Below are a some of the various different Student Union Room layouts available. For additional possible room set-ups please contact the Student Union Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660.562.1430.
(up to three hours)
|Full Day Rate|
|Small Meeting Rooms||$50||$200|
|Association or Group||Adjusted Rate|
|University and Student Organizations||No charge|
|University and Student Organizations after hours||Half price|
|Groups from Community (Nodaway County)||Adjusted rate may vary|
|Personal Use (Current Student, Alumni, Employee, Military)||25% discount of established rate|
Applicable to all university facilities:
|Scheduling and Usage Policies and Procedures||Updated December 3, 2009|
|Candle Request Form|
|Catering Exemption Form|
|Sound System Request Form|
|Student Union Outdoor Banner Policy|
|Banner Approval Request Form|
|Fall and Spring||Monday - Friday||7 a.m. - midnight|
|Saturday and Sunday||10 a.m. - midnight|
|Summer Hours and Breaks||Monday - Friday||7 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Saturday and Sunday||Closed|
The Bearcat Commons is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 7 days a week during Fall and Spring Trimesters.
J.W. Jones Student Union is open for most holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving and July 4th. The Student Union is closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year’s.
Requests are taken on a first come first serve basis when rooms, equipment, and furnishings are available. Every effort to accommodate requests will be made. This may mean moving requested events to different rooms or substituting/adjusting furnishings needs to accommodate the event.
All requests are to be done using Astra Schedule. For questions on using Astra please contact the Student Union Event Coordinator at email@example.com.
All requests made using Astra Schedule online will be approved in the order requested using Astra Schedule.
*For events occurring in the Student Union requiring special set-ups, or any event in the Ballroom, please contact the Student Union Event Coordinator one week prior to the event. Contact the Student Union Event Coordinator with any questions regarding an event in the Student Union.
** For events occurring outdoors, (except at athletic fields and College Park Pavilion) send requests to the Student Union Event Coordinator.