HUB: Coming in 2025
The vision for the Haupert Union Building, affectionately known as the "HUB", dates back to the early 1950s when students began organizing, planning, and fundraising for a “soft” student space on campus. When it was completed in 1962 it was the first student union building on a college campus in Pennsylvania. The building was originally called the “CUB”, for College Union Building.
Over the years, the HUB has been added to and renovated many, many times. As the campus has significantly grown over the past few years, the HUB has not kept up in order to meet the needs of the students, thus the need for this ambitious project. This website will serve as your resource for construction updates, information on sustainability initiatives, the most recent images of the project and much, much more.
The new HUB at Moravian University is where student wellness, mental health support, and academic and career resources take center stage. It’s not just a renovated building—it’s a launch pad for your success. Take a look at how our student-centered HUB is designed to fuel our Greyhounds’ minds, bodies, and spirits!
- Refresh your mind and find the support you need in our combined Health and Counseling Center—the root of your wellness.
Second (Main) Floor
- Pull off the event you’ve always envisioned with our expanded Events Management offices and dynamic HUB desk—stress not included.
- Score your dream job with personalized coaching from experts in our enhanced Career & Civic Engagement Suite. And don’t forget, all Moravian University graduates get lifelong career support!
- Plop your books in a locker while you collaborate with your peers in the Student Organization Suite that’s buzzing with activity. This space includes offices for Moravian Activities Council (MAC) and University Student Government (USG).
- Embrace your community’s values in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion satellite office and lounge.
- Choose your dining vibe! Grab a bite to eat while you kick back and watch the game on one of our large screen TVs or grab a quiet booth to study while you nourish your body and mind.
- Find everything you need to personalize your Moravian experience in our large Student Life Suite, which brings together Housing, Greek Life, Residence Life, Disability and Accommodations, and more.
- Swap stories with fellow veterans and military affiliated students in the designated office and lounge for Military Affairs & Services.
- Check out our enhanced student resource pantry, Mo’s Cupboard.
- Discover new friendships when you connect with others in our dedicated Commuter Lounge complete with lockers for a more inclusive on-campus experience.
- Retreat to our quiet Multi-Faith Prayer Room, which includes an ablution area, to spend time in contemplation or prayer.
- Crush your stress in our Wellness Center, a calm space that’s perfect for studying or recharging with low lighting and attention given to the arrangement of space.
- Soak up a panoramic view of Makuvek Field from our outdoor terrace—an ideal spot for you to cheer on your Greyhound athletes or catch up with friends.
- Enjoy some fresh air and witness sweeping views of the campus and Makuvek Field from multiple terraces.
- Exchange ideas and embark on new initiatives in the state-of-the-art Boardroom for university trustees and governing groups.
- Make your vision a reality in our conference center with multiple breakout rooms and catering space. Whether you want to host a large event or meet with your small group to collaborate on a big idea—this is the space for you.
The new portion of the building will stretch from the current entrance to the B&G all the way to Prosser Auditorium. The Star and B&G will remain operational throughout construction, however there may be periodic shutdowns in the B&G as specific construction tasks are completed.
Once the construction is complete in 2025, the new HUB will be a state-of-the-art centerpiece to provide the entire Moravian University community with a space they can be proud of. This important project is an integral part of the Lighting the Way campaign for Moravian and we thank our alumni, donors, and all supporters for making it possible.
Gallery of Renderings
Over Winter Break 2023, all the occupants of the HUB were relocated to other locations on campus as we prepared for the demolition of the existing building. Our contractor, Warfel Construction, mobilized onsite the week of January 29, 2024.
While Warfel will be onsite occupying Lot J as their construction office area, you won’t see demolition of the building start for some time. Because of the many additions and renovations done to the building over time, there is a significant amount of work that needs to take place to "separate" the portion to be demolished from the portion that is staying behind. Those will be some of the first activities that take place before demolition can begin. Warfel will install temporary partitions to protect the dining facilities and the building occupants throughout construction. Additionally, minor renovations will be required to maintain access to the restrooms located on the first floor.
There will be modifications to the B&G and Star to accommodate the construction including new entrances to both locations. The B&G will be accessed via an exterior entrance along Monocacy St., where the sushi station is currently located (don’t worry sushi-lovers, sushi will continue to be sold in the B&G and the Clewell Dining Hall). Students will enter and exit the Star from the exterior door at the rear corner of the dining room, diagonally across from Jo Smith.
HUB Office Relocation
- HUB Desk to main lobby of PPHAC
- Office of Disability & Accommodations to Reeves Upper Level (where Academic Advisors are currently located)
- Academic Advisors move to 3rd floor Monocacy Hall to share space with the Registrar’s Office
- Student Life to 1301 Main St.
- Mo’s Cupboard to PPHAC 118
- Career & Civic Engagement to Reeves Lower Level
- Mail Room to Reeves Lower Level (where AV Help is currently located)
- AV Help to Reeves Lower Level (where periodicals are currently located)
- Event Management to PPHAC 201 and 202
- All meetings/events previously held in HUB meeting rooms (Amrhein, Reinhard, Air Products, etc.) to now be held on first floor of PPHAC. Event Management can help with room selection and availability.
The university is proud to announce that we are striving to achieve WELL Building Certification with the HUB Addition and Renovation. WELL is a building certification system administered by the International Well Building Institute which strives to provide a healthy building environment for its occupants. Given the large number of students that pass through the building every day, and the number of staff who will reside in the building on a daily basis, the university felt this was the most appropriate metric with which to measure the new HUB’s success. The WELL matrix evaluates multiple components in each of the following categories: Air, Water, Nourishment, Innovations, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community.
In addition to WELL, the university will be following best sustainability practices throughout the duration of the project including many LEED guidelines, however, we will not be pursuing formal LEED certification, as the WELL certification is more appropriate for this building.