How the Union Came to Be
In the 1940's and 50's, the University undertook a campaign to raise funds to build a student union on campus. At that time, donors were told that "all who contribute toward the erection of the Memorial Union are investing their money in our young men and women. It is an investment which will pay rich dividends to the University, to our state and to society in general." With thanks to generous donors, the building was opened in 1957.
Now, nearly 60 years after it's dedication, the Memorial Union continues to fulfill this mission enriching students' academic experience with leadership programs, inclusive community development, recreation, and employment opportunities. The State's Official War Memorial, the Memorial Union is an anchor of the University Campus providing services for more than 200 student-run organizations and supporting meetings and events for the entire campus community.
This link will direct you to the UNH Foundation Giving Page to make your secure donation of any amount to the Memorial Union Gift Fund. Your donations support the enrichment of the student experience, leadership programs and creation of community.