Tag Campus facilities & construction

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.”

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.