Think Beyond Boundaries

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is bringing innovation to campus in the form of Sesquicentennial Hall. This new building will join Engineering Hall to create a 200,000 square foot complex to support interdisciplinary engineering and computer science. A massive Innovation Center, an accessible green roof, exposed building infrastructure, and several state-of-the-art teaching laboratories will make the building itself a learning tool and a national exemplar for transforming engineering education.

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Sesquicentennial Hall will transform the way that UW-Platteville educates the next generation of engineering leaders.  It will unite all engineering disciplines, computer science, and the sustainable and renewable energy systems (SRES) program under one roof. The building itself will serve as a teaching tool, to include exposed infrastructure, data-generating building systems to be used in a variety of classes, and an energy-isolated space in which students and faculty can explore building-specific questions in the hands-on manner for which UW-Platteville is well-known.

The building, which will connect to existing Engineering Hall, will include the following spaces:

  • Three classrooms, including two active learning classrooms
  • A massive Innovation Center, where students can turn their idea, progressively, into a design, a prototype, and a business plan
  • Accessible green roof
  • Five cross-functional and shared teaching laboratories
  • Senior design labs for both the mechanical engineering program and the civil and environmental engineering program
  • Laboratories to support undergraduate research
  • Extensive student study space
  • Mentor Center and CenterPoint (i.e., staffed study spaces managed by College of EMS Student Success Programs)
  • Conference rooms and a coffee shop
  • Offices for faculty and staff, as well as the College of Engineering Mathematics and Science Dean’s office

 UW-Platteville’s commitment to sustainable design and a greener campus are evident in the decision to seek LEED certification of Sesquicentennial Hall. LEED certification assures that our building will be at the forefront of sustainable design, emphasizing innovative concepts in building operations that create enhanced efficiency in water and energy usage, reduction in waste, and improved air quality.

Create a Legacy

The new building will revolutionize the way students and faculty approach engineering, but the reach will extend far beyond campus. We’ve set a $10 million goal to maximize the impact of Sesquicentennial Hall, with features that focus on sustainability initiatives, innovative and immersive research opportunities, and collaboration throughout campus and into the greater community.

Our provided list of naming opportunities highlights just some of the ways you can invest in the future of engineering and be a part of the UW-Platteville legacy. For more information, please contact our development officer, Stacia Stephenson, by email at or phone at 608.342.1690.

Anticipated Launch

Construction on Sesquicentennial Hall has begun and is slated to serve our students starting in the Fall 2022 semester.

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