A century after it was first proposed, the East Campus Gateway is the front door of the UW-Madison campus. It is a place of first impressions and lasting memories. In 2008, the University committed to beautifying while preserving this iconic area of campus. Thanks to a partnership between the state of Wisconsin, the University, the Wisconsin Alumni Association and generous donors, this phase of the East Campus Gateway is nearing completion. The campus and community are already using and enjoying:
- University Square: student services, retail, residential and commercial space in a modern high-rise
- Expanded Chazen Museum of Art: double the size of the existing museum and opened to the public in October, 2011
- Art Department: the Art Lofts create a united home for instructional labs, studios and administration in renovated warehouse space
- Pedestrian mall: the attractive, accessible promenade that links the Lake Mendota shore and Memorial Union all the way to the Kohl Center and Regent Street
These projects offer transformational opportunities for private support that will bring new vitality to this vibrant center for performing, creating, learning and living on campus.