Tag Campus facilities & construction

Observatory Drive to be closed for 3-4 weeks starting Wednesday

May 23, 2017

As utility work trenching across Observatory Drive continues, a planned full closure of several blocks of it will start earlier and last longer than originally planned.

Scenes from Saturday Commencement 2017

May 13, 2017

More than 7,000 graduates took part in commencement exercises this weekend, celebrating with family and friends from around Wisconsin, the country and the world. Festivities began …

Alumni Park opening date, first featured grads announced

May 10, 2017

The new green space between Memorial Union and the Red Gym will officially open to campus and the community Friday, Oct. 6, showcasing the work of artists and makers — including local artisans — who contributed to the park's design.

Black Cultural Center grand opening

May 4, 2017

The university’s Black Cultural Center marked its grand opening with a full day of events on Wednesday. The center, located in the Red Gym, includes a lounge, collaborative work areas, computer work stations and space to showcase art. A visual timeline honors the contributions of black students to the university.

Just add sunshine

April 14, 2017

"All right — take your seats, everyone." Sounds like a professor at the beginning of class, right? But in this case, it's an invitation. After a long winter in storage, the colorful sunburst chairs returned to the Memorial Union Terrace Thursday. Just add some real sunshine, and let the studying and socializing begin.

Paulos named director of Physical Sciences Laboratory

September 6, 2016

Whether you need a more rugged boat-mounted water testing rig made, or a 20-year-old spectrometer or circuit board upgraded, the Physical Sciences Lab delivers with expertise and teamwork.

West campus playfield construction to increase traffic

July 12, 2016

Work includes upgrading the fields to a permeable synthetic turf system for outdoor programs, including intramural sports, sports clubs and special events.

Botanical beauty

June 21, 2016

The Botany Garden is a green and fragrant oasis in a sea of buildings and traffic. The 1.2 acre garden is situated along University Avenue between Chamberlin, Birge and Lathrop halls. It features trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and annuals with more than 500 species representing over 140 families and 40 taxonomic orders of plants from all over the world.

Terrace time

May 20, 2016

Crowds thronged the Memorial Union Terrace this week as it reopened following a major renovation.