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Building Commission OKs additional $3 million for David Karlgaard Hall renovation

The state Building Commission today unanimously approved a $3 million increase in the budget for the renovation of David Karlgaard Hall, the north tower of the Karlgaard Towers residence hall on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s upper campus.

The renovation of the north tower began in recent weeks and is expected to be completed by the student move-in in fall 2019. The David Karlgaard Hall renovation is the second phase of a $38.9 million project that also included the renovation of Marilyn Karlgaard Hall, the south tower of Karlgaard Towers. The south tower renovation is nearly complete, with some work remaining in the building’s common areas. Starting Sept. 1, students will begin moving into Marilyn Karlgaard Hall for the fall semester.

The state Building Commission approval of the additional renovation project funding will not increase student housing fees, and no state tax dollars are paying for the project.

For more information about the new residence hall project, contact Mike Rindo, assistant chancellor for facilities and university relations, at 715-836-4742 or rindomj@uwec.edu, or Quincy Chapman, UW-Eau Claire director of housing and residence life, at 715-836-3630 or chapmajq@uwec.edu.