The OSU Student Union reopened in 2012, following a $63 million dollar renovation project. Several new spaces were created by the renovation, especially on the North Plaza which was transformed from a parking area to a great place to relax, study or participate in any number of activities. In addition to patio style furniture, the plaza includes an amphitheater that makes it a great venue for movie nights under the stars, concerts, sing-alongs and other special events. Inside, there's the totally revamped theater, student study areas, meeting rooms, offices for student organizations, a dozen dining options and expanded seating throughout. Other important safety improvements were made to parts of the union that aren't as visible, including new wiring, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and elevators.