U of M Shares Update on Ambitious Campus Construction
The University of Montana has announced in a newsletter to students the next phase of campus construction projects, and they've got some exciting updates in store for the Music Building, the new dining facility, and a LOT more.
If you frequent campus, you've likely noticed the signage and fencing around Craig Hall and the Lommason Building. The new space will offer dining and meeting spaces with views of the Oval and Mount Sentinel and will benefit the UM's incredible culinary programs. With portions of Craig Hall and Lommason being removed, Student Services will move to the newly renovated Aber Hall in late February/early March.
Updated recital and choral spaces.
Montana Museum of Art & Culture
A new building is in the works thanks to the Payne family and other awesome donors! This major project should be complete by spring of 2023.
Combined Heat and Power Facility
You may remember that the U of M broke ground on a new power facility near Washington-Grizzly Stadium in September of 2021. This state-of-the-art facility will reduce emissions by 30% and save millions in heating costs. Work is set to be finished by December 2022.
Urey Lecture Hall, The Welcome Center and Admissions Office in the Gilkey Building, and the Learning Commons in the Mansfield Library will get full renovations.
A major redesign and renovation of Knowles Hall and a refresh of Pantzer Residence Hall are also in the works. It's an exciting time to be a Griz, you can keep track of progress here. Campus Operations have shared the following message:
We have created the email account firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, feedback or concerns regarding campus construction, which is monitored by UM’s Facilities Services team. This not only enables us to respond to questions in a timely manner, but to share FAQs or identify other information to share broadly in campuswide updates.