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Student UnionThe Jean Hower Taber Student Union is a 192,500 square feet blended-use facility located at the heart of The University of Akron campus. Constructed in 2004, the building was renamed The Jean Hower Taber Student Union in 2018 to honor Taber’s longtime volunteerism, philanthropy and dedication to The University of Akron. Operated by the Department of Student Life, Taber Union serves as a hub of resources for students, faculty, staff and many others, while doubling as an event and conference space for both internal and external clients.

Taber Student Union features:

  • 11 meeting rooms
  • multiple lounges
  • a grand ballroom
  • a 300+ seat theatre
  • a game room
  • a faculty/staff dining space
  • an information center
  • seven retail food operations
  • Barnes & Noble bookstore
  • PNC bank
  • copy and mail services store
  • four general fund office suites (VP, Student Affairs, Dean of Students, and Career Services, Esports)
  • the Board of Trustees suite
  • the Department of Student Life office suite which includes office and pod space for student organizations.

The Jean Hower Taber Student Union is home to:
  • 1,856,645 visitors per year
  • 6,789 events and meeting per year
  • 12,889 students involved in 330 registered student organizations
  • Over 20 areas and departments, such as the Career Center and Department of Student Life