The University Center is a two-winged building located at the heart of campus and features various dining options, offices of student programs and services and the Campus Store.
University Center East, which opened in 2011, provides space to the central campus for student organizations, two eateries, student commons areas and the Fireside Lounge and Heritage Lounge, meeting and conference facilities and office space for the Dean of Students, Student Development Programs, the Multicultural Center, International Programs and Services, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Outreach and Engagement.
University Center West houses the offices of Alumni and Volunteer Services, Special Events and Scheduling Services, Food Services and the Eagle Access Office, as well as large multipurpose rooms like Carter Hall and the University Conference Center.
An architecturally distinctive 97-foot-tall conical tower connects the east and west wings of the University Center. On the ground level, the interior of the tower houses provides additional seating for dining. Traditions Lounge, on the second floor, offers a dramatic ceiling open to the top of the structure. The lounge honors USI alumni.