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Memorial Union fire update

November 16, 2007

Due to the Nov. 1 fire the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus will be closed until further notice. Most services within the union have been temporarily relocated. Read on for further details.

Memorial Union reconstruction fund

The Arizona State University Foundation established a fund for individuals and businesses interested in donating to help with clean-up and repair.

Give online at

The public is also invited to send donations to the ASU Foundation, Memorial Union Fund, P.O. Box 2260, Tempe, AZ 85280 or call (480) 965-3759.

Clean up, Repair and Reopening

ASU has contracted with Belfor to undertake the clean up and repair of the fire damage in the Memorial Union. Initial work to repair and clean up the fire and smoke damage will focus on the first floor and lower level of the Memorial Union. Work will then turn to the second and third floors. The second floor, where the fire originated, will require the most significant clean up and repair.

The university is working towards the goal of having the lower level and first floor open by the beginning of spring semester. It is still in the process of evaluating the scope or work and timelines for occupation for the second and third floors.

Relocation of MU services and staff

For information on the relocation of Memorial Union services and staff, please visit the Memorial Union Web site at


All events within the MU have been cancelled until it reopens. Individuals who have an event planned may contact event and meeting services or e-mail for more information regarding their reservation.

For a list of canceled, postponed or relocated events, please click here.


The Memorial Union on ASU’s Tempe Campus will be closed indefinitely. Until the facility can be reopened, an alternate dining location will be established at PE West, just east of the union.

MU Express at PE West will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 5, it will include a market, food court and dining area. Students, faculty and staff will be able to use Sun Dollars and Maroon & Gold to make purchases at the food court, cash and credit card will also be accepted.

Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 6, MU Express will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays.

It’s the goal of ASU and ARAMARK to provide their customers with the same quality food service at this temporary facility as they experienced within the Memorial Union.

Students who live in the Center Complex Neighborhood can use their meal plans at the dining facilities on the North Campus Neighborhood (Manzy Square in Manzanita Hall, the Devils’ Bistro Italiano, Devils’ Diner and Devils’ Green in Palo Verde Main) until the Memorial Union is reopened. All other dining halls on the Tempe campus are open as well, including Hassayampa Dining Center in the South Neighborhood.

Learning Resource Center

LRC services, including tutoring, coaching, workshops, and software training, will take place in rooms 392 and 394 of the Student Services Building Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday evening tutoring will take place at Hassayampa Academic Village and at Palo Verde West.

Please call (480) 965-6254 for more information.

Lost and Found Update

For those student with belongings that were left in the Memorial Union during evacuation, a temporary lost and found will be set up at the Student Recreation Complex. Those items will be available for retrieval Monday, Nov. 5, at noon.

Counseling Resources

Counseling support is available to students through Counseling and Consultation. The office has also posted resource materials on its web site. See

For continued updates, including when the Memorial Union will reopen, please visit

For answers to other questions about the fire in the Memorial Union, please visit: