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Memorial Union


2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, Oregon

When it was dedicated on June 1, 1929 the Memorial Union could boast being the first student union in the state and that its funding came from alumni and student contributions. Construction on the grand building was completed in 1928 and the MU quickly became the center of campus life. Designed by Portland-based architect and 1907 OAC graduate Lee Thomas, the MU stands as both a student center and memorial to honor the service people who died in WWI.