Renewing Union’s Campus

Ensuring Union’s Future: Revitalizing Our Campus

Welcome to the campus renovations resource web page for Union Theological Seminary. Here you will find documents that explain and provide context for the current Facilities Plan to preserve and reinvigorate Union’s physical campus. 

Board members and senior staff continue the process of considering our facilities options and renovations proposals, and we want the Union community to be aware and up to date about these options and proposals.

We will continue to update the website with new information as we have it, so please come back to this page for the latest news on the project. On this web page you will find the following:

  1. Five Years of Facilities Planning
  2. Inherited Constraints
  3. Considering Union’s Options 
  4. Status of Union’s Facilities Plan
  5. Additional Information

The Board believes we have a promising proposal before us, using our real estate development “air rights” to generate funds for needed renovations. After a sustained process of careful consideration, Board members agree that there are no options other than the use of our air rights to ensure Union’s long-term survival. A concurrent Board discussion is also taking place regarding the sale of McGiffert Hall to meet our financial goals for campus renovation, and when further information about that transaction becomes available, the Union community will be notified.

At present, discussions are in progress with a developer, and as they advance, we continue to welcome input from the Union community. As responsible stewards of the institution, the Board and senior staff are very aware that the decisions we make now will have major implications for our great seminary not only for the next several years, but for many, many decades to come.

In addition to providing information online, the Board and senior administration remain committed to finding community-wide, face-to-face opportunities for the Union community to share information and to hear directly from you. To facilitate this, click on the link at the bottom of this page and fill out the feedback form. Your thoughts are welcome.

Five Years of Facilities Planning

Inherited Constraints