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Construction to add new home for First Union

Construction has begun on a more permanent site on campus for First Union Bank, which opened a full-service branch at the UConn Co-op at the start of the semester. The facility is being constructed at the side of the Co-op building parallel to Fairfield Road, on the site of the old ATM kiosk structure. The branch bank is temporarily located in a trailer next to the Co-op.

Jason Abate, chair of the UConn Co-op's Board of Directors and UConn student, said "The Co-op is pleased to be working with First Union to provide full banking services on campus. The branch also provides students with jobs on campus and an internship program is being developed."

James Carpenter, vice president for public affairs and government banking at First Union Bank, said the UConn branch is "First Union's first on-campus banking experience, so we're excited about what we can learn, and we're pleased that it's happening here at UConn."

The branch provides teller service and 24-hour ATM service. It is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.