UW-Stout is ready to celebrate the renovation of two major buildings.
A grand reopening celebration at North Hall and Merle M. Price Commons will begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, between the buildings on south campus, followed by music, hors d’oeuvres and tours from 4 to 6 p.m. North Hall will have self-guided tours and Price Commons guided tours.
Speakers will include Patrick Guilfoile, interim chancellor; Phil Lyons, vice chancellor for Administrative and Student Life Services; Deon Canon, Stout Student Association president; Mike Bowman, Facilities Management; Kathleen Baker, University Housing director; Amanda Hildenbrand, Residence Hall Association president; and Malinda Hebert, Student Centers assistant director.
North Hall, a residence hall, was completely renovated, including new entryways, bathrooms and common areas.
Price Commons, which houses student services offices on the first floor and the main student cafeteria on the second floor, was renovated on the first floor and exterior. The new main floor features a fireplace lounge.
Learn more about the combined $30 million projects at the grand reopening webpage.
Renovation on the buildings, both built in 1967, began in spring 2018 and mostly wrapped up in late summer. Work on the Price Commons patio on the west side of the building will be completed in the spring of 2020.
A third renovation project that began in 2018 is continuing. Work on Bowman Hall and the Clock Tower, mostly on the exterior, will halt as winter approaches and wrap up in the spring.
Merle M. Price Commons, left, and North Hall, center, reopened this fall after renovations.