The long-awaited renovations to University of Louisiana at Lafayette's student union are scheduled to begin in a few weeks.
By the time the semester starts Aug. 20, William Crist, campus facilities manager, tells The Advocate the only service open in the building will be the bookstore.
Crist says construction will start around Aug. 15 and the completion date as of right now is August of 2014.
Students gave their support to the update and expansion of the building about 10 years ago when they approved a $55 fee per semester dedicated to the renovation project.
Another $20 per semester project fee was instituted in 2005.
Crist says The Lemoine Co. submitted the low bid and the cost for the project is estimated at $35 million.