Centennial Hall, south side

Background:

Centennial Hall is the first building constructed on campus with predominately state funds since Wimberly Hall (formerly North Hall) was built in 1974.  Classrooms have changed drastically since then, mainly due to technology available to enhance and improve learning. Those walking into Centennial Hall will immediately notice the technology with announcement monitors in the hallways, along with the large projectors and monitors placed throughout the classrooms.

Planning Began: 2006 | Construction Began: July, 2009 | Groundbreaking: Sept. 2, 2009

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating (pending).  See the LEED page for more information on the design innovation for sustainability, environmental awareness and fiscal responsibility.
     Fast Facts:
  • Total Project: $40 million ($37 million state funded, $3 million privately funded by UW-L Foundation)

  • 189,000 square feet (largest academic building on campus)

  • 44 classrooms, 2 auditoriums

  • Approx. 25 sq. ft. per student v. 17-20 sq. ft. in most other campus buildings

  • Wi-Fi capable throughout