Tag Campus facilities and construction

New order aims to promote public safety in campus gathering spots

May 20, 2020

The university has adopted a new order to ensure public safety through physical distancing and related public health measures as campus prepares to reopen.

Arboretum Drive closes temporarily to motor vehicle traffic

May 15, 2020

Arboretum Drive will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, who are encouraged to maintain at least six feet of distance from one another on the road. All visitors should practice appropriate physical distancing .

Facilities leader to take new role at University of Texas

December 11, 2019

“David’s leadership in difficult times was particularly valuable to all of us, helping ably steer the campus through several complex crises," says Laurent Heller, vice chancellor for finance and administration.

UW–Madison named platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University

October 17, 2019

The UW is one of eight universities and colleges so honored by the League of American Bicyclists as part of its mission to create a “bicycle friendly America for everyone.”

Hamel Music Center prepares for final tuning

September 17, 2019

The final touches of construction were being put in place during a preview tour of the Hamel Music Center Sept. 16. The Mead Witter School of Music is looking for volunteers Sept. 19 and 20, to sit quietly in the audience and hear professional acousticians perform the final tuning.

Witte Residence Hall renovations focused on benefiting students

August 6, 2019

Originated as a part of a student capstone project, this major renovation to the 55-year-old residence hall is centered around the students that will inhabit it.

State of the (campus) art

August 1, 2019

The Campus Art Exchange makes art formerly banished to storage available for public display in UW–Madison buildings. Artwork must be hung in public spaces such as hallways, common areas, conference rooms or other gathering spaces — not private offices.

Additional excavation expected on Bascom Hill

August 1, 2019

The Bascom Hill/Lathrop Drive Utility project continues to make progress. Additional barriers and fencing will be erected to cordon the work site. This will cause detours and closures to some sidewalks, roads, and parking lots.

New ropes course brings people together through challenges

June 25, 2019

“One of our mantras is ‘choose your challenge’ which really means everyone is supposed to challenge themselves to their own level and hopefully step out of your comfort zone but not into a panic zone."

Old Watrous mosaic looks as good as new — meaning more like it did in 1963

June 18, 2019

Cricket Harbeck, who restored Bascom Hill's Lincoln statue, returned to campus in May for another project: cleaning up “Man—Creator of Order and Disorder,” a mosaic by James Watrous.

Stone survivors: Law School gargoyles reunited after nearly 70 years apart

September 18, 2018

Some families have a dog or cat; the Been family has a gargoyle. Now, it’s going back to its original home at the University of Wisconsin Law School — and the intriguing story of its loss and recovery is being told.

Construction begins on $133 million revamp of Chemistry Building

September 17, 2018

With the start of construction on a $133 million chemistry tower and other renovations, students — as well as faculty and other researchers — will gain access to updated teaching and laboratory spaces to accommodate the next generation of chemical education and research.

Celebration marks launch of Babcock Hall construction project, honors partners

September 7, 2018

The $47 million project involves the renovation of the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, as well as a new, three-story addition for the Center for Dairy Research.

Flood closures may complicate residence hall move-in

August 24, 2018

Numerous campus area streets will be closed to accommodate UW–Madison students who will be moving into university residence halls starting Aug. 26. Flooding is expected to close some nearby streets.