Memorial Union Reinvestment

Der Stiftskeller


As the first union in the country to serve beer, der Stiftskeller has been a convivial campus meeting place since the first keg was tapped in 1933. The historic space has been preserved and renewed to better serve the students and Union members who enjoy the social and warm environment year round. Two new service windows to the Terrace streamline beverage sales during the summer season, while service counters indoors were also restructured to better service Union customers. Most of the unique and beloved German murals on the walls of der Stiftskeller were preserved, while some of the murals were moved and reproduced to make room for a new elevator that finally made the west end of the building accessible for all patrons.

The Stiftskeller will maintain the same look, but the layout of the space will improve service


Other der Stiftskeller Improvements

  • Increased seating capacity
  • Improved queuing and service for patrons