Breaking Ground

While the necessary move to virtual instruction has left our campus feeling empty without most students, faculty and staff physically on site, construction continues on the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Student Union — a project that will transform campus life for generations.

Hundreds were on hand for the Feb. 20 groundbreaking, and work to prepare the site has continued full speed ahead ever since, thanks to a $10 million investment from philanthropists and entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick, owners of The Wonderful Company.

Fresno State students took bold action in a March 2018 vote with 67% of voters approving student funding through fees for the new facility. The students will begin paying the fee when the facility opens — as soon as fall 2021.

“The Resnick Student Union will forever represent the power of the student voice. Students identified a need and took a bold step to make change. They worked tirelessly to ensure that future generations would have access to the resources they deserve and that is exactly what this building will provide.”


— Lauryn Flores, University Student Union board chair