Eastern Michigan University logo

About Us

Since November 6, 2006, The EMU Student Center has become the new vibrant hub of activity on EMU’s main campus in Ypsilanti, MI. In fact, in April 2007, it was voted the “Best Place to Hang Between Classes” by Eastern Echo readers. In 2017 The Student Center was chosen as the number one student union in the country by College Rank. From the wide range of eatery choices to the fireplace lounges, there’s so much more in between: EMU Bookstore, wireless Internet access*, two art galleries, meeting/conference/banquet rooms, a dining room stage, and an auditorium for movies, live performances and guest lectures. Additionally, students will find many EMU student services, programs and organization offices all under one roof. When you view it altogether, The EMU Student Center lives up to its slogan: Centered on You!



* A valid my.emich.edu account is needed for Internet access.


Earth-Friendly Building Features

Built by Turner Construction Company (Detroit, MI), The Student Center spans 181,000 square feet—nearly double the size of McKenny Union, which it replaced. The building features many earth-friendly elements:

  • An energy-saving lighting system that uses motion sensors for individual rooms and offices
  • A retention pond, providing more scenic, open space
  • Natural day lighting, including a three-story curving glass wall facing the pond and University Park and two skylights on the third floor. Eighty percent of Student Center offices have natural day lighting.
  • Turner Construction initiated a construction waste management program on-site to divert and recycle the waste that accumulated during the course of construction.

Information Desk

For current information on events and programs happening in The Student Center, and all over Eastern Michigan University Campus stop by the information desk and our competent staff will help answer any question you may have about EMU or The Student Center.

Contact the information desk at 734-487-1157.

Contact Us

EMU Student Center
900 Oakwood St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-487-1157
Email: studentcenter@emich.edu

Student Center Administration (Rm. 370)
Phone: 734-487-1100
Fax: 734-487-0493


Send us a Message




Message to The Student Center: