A grand opening celebration for Reeve Memorial Union and Fletcher Hall will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.The grand opening comes after overhauls of both student-focused buildings.
The Reeve Memorial Union renovations were the result of a UW Oshkosh student vote in March 2012, which approved an increase of student segregated fees to cover the costs of the $8.5 million renovation.
The updates in Reeve created a more open, welcoming and accessible entrance to Algoma Boulevard. The renovations also enhanced the Involvement Center by adding more meeting spaces, work tables and storage for student organizations. Additional improvements include a passenger elevator near the Algoma Boulevard entrance, a lactation room, gender neutral bathroom, new windows, enhanced meeting rooms on the second floor and a customer-friendly location for CopyThis! and Reeve Marketing.
After being closed for the 2016-2017 academic year for construction, Fletcher Hall reopened this academic year with a fresh look. The more than 50-year-old residence hall underwent a series of updates, including a fully renovated building with a new entry way off of Elmwood Avenue. The building has been updated to include accessibility features, recreation spaces, indoor bike storage, kitchens on each floor and more.
Fletcher Hall’s total project cost was $25.8 million, which was funded through student room and conference guest fees.