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They kept campus going over winter break

January 23, 2024

Meet some of the workers who make sure that buildings stay warm, residents stay safe, recreational facilities continue to serve the public and plant life continues to thrive even while students are on break. 

June open houses – West Campus District Plan updates

June 6, 2023

Attendees will have an opportunity to view and share thoughts about the updated design concepts based on public feedback heard in February. The district planning team will be there to share additional information in an open house-style setting.

Ride along with facilities crews as they take on winter weather

February 23, 2023

After months of preparation and training, UW's Facilities, Planning & Maintenance crews maneuver UW's 60 bus stops, 60 miles of sidewalks, 13 miles of roads and 100 parking lots to make campus as safe as possible.

3 open house events in February will collect public input on West Campus District Plan

February 2, 2023

UW–Madison staff and architects from the design firm Perkins & Will will host three open house events in February to collect public input on the district's potential future development.

UW–Madison seeks input on West Campus District development plans

November 17, 2022

Members of the campus and Madison communities can use an interactive feedback tool to share thoughts about the west side of campus as it is today along with ideas for its future development.

Elvehjem Building access restricted to Chazen entry

March 14, 2022

Elvehjem Building entrances are closed beginning March 15 until semi-permanent perimeter fencing and protective canopies can be installed following an engineering analysis that identified issues with the building's stone cladding exterior.

Transformative $20 million lead gift to help realize vision of new Letters & Science Academic Building

October 13, 2021

Irving and Dorothy Levy Hall will create a unified home for the Department of History and nine other L&S academic departments, programs and centers that currently are spread across eight facilities on campus.

Campus sustainability initiatives have their day in the sun

August 13, 2021

On August 12, leaders from the Wisconsin Departments of Administration (DOA), Financial Institutions (DFI), and Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) toured several campus facilities to learn more about the ways UW strives to create solutions that address some of today’s biggest sustainability challenges.

What’s changed on campus

March 9, 2021

While many of us have been away during the pandemic, campus continues to evolve as construction projects progress. If you haven’t been to Badgerland for…

Another summer of construction on campus

July 30, 2020

So much has changed over the past five-plus months, but there’s one thing that always seems to be eternal – summer construction at UW–Madison. This summer is no exception.

Essential staff keep campus moving forward during coronavirus closure

April 22, 2020

“Our campus community owes a debt of gratitude to these employees for leaning in and figuring out how to get things done at such a difficult time."

What’s going on underneath Bascom Hill?

December 16, 2019

Workers continue to make progress underneath Bascom Hill, where they're using a custom-made borer to drill a 640-foot-long tunnel to carry utilities.

Tunneling under Bascom Hill

November 13, 2019

A huge, custom-made borer has started drilling a 640-foot-long tunnel under Bascom Hill to carry utilities. The borer, 11 feet in diameter, was lowered into a reinforced earthen pit between South Hall and the Law Building, where it runs on hydraulic tracks installed there, filling carts with earth as it excavates the face of the tunnel.

WARF provides $15 million gift for School of Veterinary Medicine building project

October 10, 2019

Design for the building project has begun and construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021, with projected completion of the addition in 2023 and renovations to the existing building in 2024.

School of Music seeks volunteers to help tune new music hall

September 12, 2019

The Hamel Music Center is ready for its final tuning. Volunteers are needed to quietly take a seat in the audience of the performance halls while professional acousticians measure and evaluate the sound of various instruments and ensembles.

Nails’ Tales sculpture removed

August 21, 2019

Construction workers this week removed the Nails’ Tales sculpture and placed it in storage as part of the redesign of the UW Field House South Plaza. 

Mead Witter School of Music’s Hamel Music Center opening this fall

August 12, 2019

With opening celebrations of the center planned for the weekend of October 25-27, 2019, many more audiences will experience its state-of-the-art acoustics and inspired setting.

Two new cultural center startup spaces to open this fall

August 29, 2018

“I want all high school students to feel that if they come here, they belong here,” says Alondra Avitia, one of the students who helped create the centers. “You want to feel that sense of belonging the minute you set foot on a campus.”