Academic and Residence Hall

A signature living-learning community will be built near Harrison and Morgan Streets to provide residential accommodations for 500 students, more than 51,000 square feet of academic space (primarily classrooms), and 1,600 square feet of retail dining. Read more…

Advanced Research and Engineering Building

A new College of Engineering building – the first new academic building on the east campus since 1991 – is the result of current and planned enrollment growth in the college. This modular-designed building will have a flexible capacity to meet changing needs and will include 50,000 square feet of new lab and office space to ensure our students meet employer demand for top-notch talent. Read more…

ETMSW Second Floor Oasis

The second floor of the Education, Theater, Music, and Social Work Building (ETMSW) will be acquiring a new student oasis space.  The new space is the result of the collaboration and effort of the College of Education, College of  Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and the Offices of the Campus Architect and Campus Learning Environments.  Construction is underway in the space, which was previously a media equipment storage room, and is…

Science and Engineering Laboratories Renovation


The upcoming renovation of the Science and Engineering Laboratory buildings will include enhanced building wayfinding, new finishes in the public spaces, and the creation of new informal learning spaces.  These “Oases” will serve to encourage collaborative work as well as individual, focused study.  The project will also address code compliance issues with stairs, elevators, and bathrooms.

Flooring abatement work is scheduled to begin in July 2015 and general construction work will begin in Spring 2016.

New Circle Reading Room in Daley Library

The Circle Reading Room opened in the northeast corner of the first floor Feb. 22, the 50th anniversary of what was originally called the Circle Campus. The room’s opening was part of the day-long “Circle Back-UIC Forward” anniversary celebration.