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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.


  • 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 employs 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