Funded Projects

Each year Student Support Fees are allocated to the Memorial Union.  The funding is primarily intended to help defray annual operating costs, with excess funds targeted for improvements at the Memorial Union.  Projects are planned with student input whenever possible.  The improvements you see in the Memorial Union result directly from the Student Support Fee contributions.  THANK YOU!

You are encouraged to communicate your ideas for future projects through one of the students organizations or contact me directly.

Robert Hiltunen, Director of Auxiliary Services

Fiscal Year 2012-2013

During the 2012/2013 school year Student Support Fees contributed $525,000 to the Memorial Union.  THANK YOU!  The following table summarizes the uses of this contribution. 
 

General Operations Support
Utilities, custodial, maintenance, insurance, administrative overhead, etc.  General operations support covers the increased costs in payroll due to raises and other payroll expenses, utility costs, and other climbing supply costs for maintenance and upkeep of an aging building and its contents.
$473,779.29
Student Office Phone/Network Connections
IT monthly charges for telephone services and network connections in the Student Organizations space
$7,737.06
Monthly Access Charges - Door Access
IT monthly charge for network connections for card swipe for First Floor access
$2,487.27
Wireless Network Access - Monthly Charges
Became free to students beginning in January 2005.  The Memorial Union pays per month per wireless access point to provide this free service
$3,383.94
Refinish Bowling Alley Lanes$2,550.00
Event Management System (Room Scheduling Software)
Purchased new meeting and guest room software to coordinate room reservations
$29,229.27
Isle Royale Ballroom Room Divider Wall Repair$2,412.17
Podium Replacement
Replace three worn podiums
$3,421.00
Total FY13 Expenses$525,000.00
  
Total FY13 Student Support Fees Collected$525,000.00

Fiscal Year 2011-2012

During the 2011/2012 school year Student Support Fees contributed $525,068.88 to the Memorial Union.  THANK YOU!  The following table summarizes the uses of this contribution. 
 

General Operations Support
Utilities, custodial, maintenance, insurance, administrative overhead, etc.  General operations support covers the increased costs in payroll due to raises and other payroll expenses, utility costs, and other climbing supply costs for maintenance and upkeep of an aging building and its contents.
$477,448.52
Student Office Phone/Network Connections
IT monthly charges for telephone services and network connections in the Student Organizations space
$10,030.46
Monthly Access Charges - Door Access
IT monthly charge for network connections for card swipe for First Floor access
$2,631
Wireless Network Access - Monthly Charges
Became free to students beginning in January 2005.  The Memorial Union pays per month per wireless access point to provide this free service
$3803.28
Refurbish Food Mall
Replaced salad bar with salad cooler and gave Food Mall a fresh look with paint and stainless steel cabinetry and facade.
$15,211.59
Refinish Bowling Alley Lanes$5,625
Dining Seating in Keweenaw Commons$10,319.03
Total FY12 Expenses$525,068.88
  
Total FY12 Student Support Fees Collected$525,068.88

Fiscal Year 2010-2011

During the 2010/2011 school year Student Support Fees contributed $525,068.88 to the Memorial Union.  THANK YOU!  The following table summarizes the uses of this contribution. 
 

General Operations Support
Utilities, custodial, maintenance, insurance, administrative overhead, etc.  General operations support covers the increased costs in payroll due to raises and other payroll expenses, utility costs, and other climbing supply costs for maintenance and upkeep of an aging building and its contents.
$499,306.12
Student Office Phone/Network Connections
IT monthly charges for telephone services and network connections in the Student Organizations space
$9,364.49
Monthly Access Charges - Door Access
IT monthly charge for network connections for card swipe for First Floor access
$2,631
Wireless Network Access - Monthly Charges
Became free to students beginning in January 2005.  The Memorial Union pays per month per wireless access point to provide this free service
$3502.39
Repair of Divider Walls in Isle Royale Ballroom$6,061
Refinish Bowling Alley Lanes$4,203.86
Total FY11 Expenses$525,068.88
  
Total FY10 Student Support Fees Collected$525,068.88

Fiscal Year 2009-2010

During the 2009/2010 school year Student Support Fees contributed $541,433.69 to the Memorial Union.  THANK YOU!  The following table summarizes the uses of this contribution. 

General Operations Support
Utilities, custodial, maintenance, insurance, administrative overhead, etc.  General operations support covers the increased costs in payroll due to raises and other payroll expenses, utility costs, and other climbing supply costs for maintenance and upkeep of an aging building and its contents.
$445,248.21
Student Office Phone/Network Connections
IT monthly charges for telephone services and network connections in the Student Organizations space
$7,970.40
Monthly Access Charges - Door Access
IT monthly charge for network connections for card swipe for First Floor access
$2,631
Wireless Network Access - Monthly Charges
Became free to students beginning in January 2005.  The Memorial Union pays per month per wireless access point to provide this free service
$2,851.33
Purchase TV for Commons$1,552
Office Furniture
To furnish Student Organization office, main office, and create new Conference Room 106A
$20,877
Dining Seating
To replace chairs in section 2 of the Keweenaw Commons
$11,707.75
Total FY10 Expenses$541,433.69
  
Total FY10 Student Support Fees Collected$541,433.69

Fiscal Year 2008-2009

During the 2008/2009 school year Student Support Fees contributed $535,408.65 to the Memorial Union.  THANK YOU!  The following table summarizes the uses of this contribution.

General Operations Support
Utilities, custodial, maintenance, insurance, administrative overhead, etc.  General operations support covers the increased costs in payroll due to raises and other payroll expenses, utility costs, and other climbing supply costs for maintenance and upkeep of an aging building and its contents.
$453,629.63
Student Office Phone/Network Connections
IT monthly charges for telephone services and network connections in the Student Organizations space
$10,207.38
Monthly Access Charges - Door Access
IT monthly charge for network connections for card swipe for First Floor access
$2,165
Wireless Network Access - Monthly Charges
Became free to students beginning in January 2005.  The Memorial Union pays per month per wireless access point to provide this free service
$2,129.64
Refurbish Bowling Lanes$2,226
Student Organization Office Remodel
Demolition of Red Metal Room and complete remodel and expansion of the Student Organization offices
$48,596
Roof Repair$5,955
Ballroom Partition Remodel and Repair$10,500
Total FY09 Expenses$535,408.65
  
Total FY09 Student Support Fees Collected$535,408.65

Fiscal Year 2007-2008

During the 2007/2008 school year Student Support Fees contributed $509,821 to the Memorial Union.  THANK YOU!  The following table summarizes the uses of this contribution. 

General Operations Support
Utilities, custodial, maintenance, insurance, administrative overhead, etc.  General operations support covers the increased costs in payroll due to raises and other payroll expenses, utility costs, and other climbing supply costs for maintenance and upkeep of an aging building and its contents.  Michigan minimum wage rose to $7.15 this year.
$488,434
Student Office Phone/Network Connections
IT monthly charges for telephone services and network connections in the Student Organizations space
$10,875
Monthly Access Charges - Door Access
IT monthly charge for network connections for card swipe for First Floor access
$2,070
Wireless Network Access - Monthly Charges
Became free to students beginning in January 2005.  The Memorial Union pays per month per wireless access point to provide this free service
$2,160
Refinish Bowling Lanes$2,082
Purchase portable screens for meeting rooms and catering$4,200
Total FY08 Expenses$509,821
  
Total FY08 Student Support Fees Collected$509,821

Fiscal Year 2006-2007

During the 2006/2007 school year Student Support Fees contributed $488,703 to the Memorial Union.  THANK YOU!  The following table summarizes the uses of this contribution. 

General Operations Support
Utilities, custodial, maintenance, insurance, administrative overhead, etc.  General operations support covers the increased costs in payroll due to raises and other payroll expenses, utility costs, and other climbing supply costs for maintenance and upkeep of an aging building and its contents.
$451,607
Rise in Utility Costs over budgeted rise
Number of units used was actually down
$2,036
Student Office Phone/Network Connections
IT monthly charges for telephone services and network connections in the Student Organizations space
$8,603
Monthly Access Charges - Door Access
IT monthly charge for network connections for card swipe for First Floor access
$2,079
Wireless Network Access - Monthly Charges
Became free to students beginning in January 2005.  The Memorial Union pays per month per wireless access point to provide this free service
$3,168
Materials to Replace Stair Treds$1,793
Materials to Repair Banquet Chairs$675
Repair Northern Exterior Doors$3,270
Update/Improve Building Signage$5,444
Refinish Bowling Lanes$5,274
Finish Datolite Room Remodel (cabinet)$987
Photos for Hanging in Public Spaces$3,800
Total FY07 Expenses$488,730
  
Total FY07 Student Support Fees Collected$488,730