Facts

Quick Facts About PMU


Square Footage
  •  258,190 (Purdue Memorial Union) 
  •  109,925 (Union Club Hotel)
  •  55,188 (Stewart Center)
Traffic Count

The Purdue Memorial Union welcomes on average 15,190 visitors per day

Physical Space

  • Meeting Rooms – 14 (PMU) & 23 (Stewart Center)
  • Ballrooms – 2 (PMU)
  • Theaters – 2 (Stewart Center)
  • Hotel Rooms – 192 (UCH)
  • All Rooms – 406 (offices, lounges, and meeting rooms to maintenance and storage areas)

Public Seating 

There are 1,325 seats in our public spaces and corridors for you to study, dine, and relax.

Notables

  • PMU is a founding member of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI)
  • PMU opened in 1924; designed by the Pond Brothers of Chicago, the same architects that worked on the Michigan Union
  • PMU stands as a permanent memorial to men and women who served in defense of their country
  • PMU houses 50 memorial and university plaques and awards
  • PMU and UCH employee more than 400 students to work in a variety of positions and partners with Hospitality & Tourism Management each semester, most noticeably the “HTM 181: Lodging Management” lab
  • UCH is the largest hotel in the greater Lafayette area, with 192 hotel rooms