Learning Commons Project


(608) 262-1550 -- School of Business Main Number
(608) 308-5339 -- Cathy Hicks (Learning Commons contact)
(608) 263-3902 -- Michael Enyart (Director of Business Library)

info@bus.wisc.edu -- General Information
cathy.hicks@supportuw.org -- Cathy Hicks 
(Learning Commons contact)
michael.enyart@wisc.edu -- Michael Enyart 
(Director of Business Library)

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1323

The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) and UW–Madison’s General Library System are excited to announce the creation of a new Learning Commons within Grainger Hall. The collaborative project will renovate nearly 35,000 square feet of Grainger Hall and unify the Huber Computer Lab with the two floors of the Business Library into one cohesive commons. With construction beginning in fall 2017 and scheduled to finish in spring 2018, the project will connect the School’s west and east wings, which were completed in 1993 and 2008, respectively. The Learning Commons will create a visible heart for the building and bring together the two wings of Grainger Hall, both visually and programmatically.

The project underscores WSB's commitment to educational innovation. The Learning Commons will be a locale for making, doing, producing, and innovating—a vibrant place for students to collaborate, exchange ideas, and dream big. The exterior of Grainger Hall will remain unchanged while the inside will be opened up and transformed by the intentional use of natural light and glass with WSB’s brand, Together Forward®, integrated throughout, and the creation of spaces that facilitate active learning and collaboration.

During the Learning Commons construction project, the following offices and services will be relocated within Grainger Hall:

Copy Center – Relocated to 2266 Event Services Suite Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 

Business Library Services:

-Student Study Space - relocated to Capital Cafe Room 1530
-Silent Study Space - relocated to Executive Dining Room 1266
-Computing, Printing and Scanning - relocated the Executive Dining room 1266 including Bloomberg, CapitalIQ and Factset terminals.
-Additional Computing may be available in the evening in the Collaborative Learning Classroom. Check with Library Staff in room 1320 Grainger for availability and hours.
-Library Services, including reserves, will be located in room 1320 Grainger located on the first floor east side of the building.

For more information on the Business Learning Center please visit: https://advising.wisc.edu/content/business-learning-center

For more information on library hours, computing services, DoIT info lab and equipment checkout, please call 608-262-5935 or visit: Business Library Services Relocation

Keywords:grainger learning common commons business school library relocation   Doc ID:40115
Owner:Nick H.Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2014-05-19 14:44 CDTUpdated:2018-09-05 13:49 CDT
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