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With its iconic tower and pink sandstone construction, Altgeld Hall is one of the most easily recognized buildings on campus and is a bridge between the College of Engineering to the north and the Main Quad to the south.

The University of Illinois is embarking on a project to restore and renovate Altgeld Hall and replace its neighbor across Wright Street, Illini Hall, with a new building. Funds from the state, campus, and private donors will support the projected $192 million cost of the project. We invite you to partner with other alumni and friends to build the future for our campus and its students, as well as for these important campus buildings.

An investment in these spaces will directly benefit thousands of students and faculty members. The renovation of Altgeld and a new Illini Hall will provide students and faculty collaborative spaces that are essential for learning and discovery in the 21st century and make both buildings accessible to all students.

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Timelines for Altgeld and Illini Hall Project come into focus

$192 million building and renovation project scheduled to conclude in 2026 The future of Altgeld Hall and Illini Hall is ...
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The ringing of a new era

100 years ago, music and the resilience of a dream marked the first days of the Altgeld Chimes Perhaps it’s ...
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Altgeld Hall gift rooted in friendship

A generation separates them. Ramona (Russell) Pogue Borders graduated from the University of Illinois in 1948 while her dear friend ...
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An oral history of the Altgeld Chimes