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We Are Renovating!

From the summer of May 2018 to December of next year, Merle Price Commons will be undergoing renovations on the first floor. This building is one of the most frequently used spaces on campus with approximately 500,000 visitors passing through each year. With the renovation, Price Commons will receive new layout and updated look to better serve the students and staff at UW-Stout.

Rendering of new patio space outside Price Commons
Rendering design for the new patio / Student Centers

Renovation Goals

The renovation will focus on updating the building's functionality and interior space including a reconfiguration of the first floor, upgraded mechanical systems, and new finishes. Our goals include:

  • Upgrading the fire suppression, mechanical, and electrical systems
  • Renovating all four main entrances and patio
  • New exterior windows and sills
  • Remodeling offices and areas including SLS Tech, University Dining Administration, The Qube, Mini-Mart, and the Glass Lounge

Total project cost for the renovation is $7,573,000.

Project Funding

Funding for the renovation is being provided through a loan from program revenue and bonds from University Dining, Housing, and the Student Centers. The bonds were made available through modest operational budget increases.

Building Operations

Price Commons will remain open to the public, students, and staff for the entire renovation. Building accessibility will change periodically and be limited to select entrances. Departments that originally provide services in Price Commons will be working from different locations on campus until mid-fall.  

Building Access
June 1 - June 11 North Entrance
June 11 - August 15 West Entrances
August 15 - September 30 West & North Entrances
October 1 - October 15 All Entrances
October 15 - June 2019 North & East Entrances
June 2019 - August 2019 All Entrances (Except NW Doors)
September 2019 All Entrances


Please note: All entrances are subject to change.

Temporary Office Locations
SLS Technology 208 Library & Learning Center
SLS Administration 201, 207 Library & Learning Center
University Housing 144 Price Commons & Glass Lounge
Campus Card Office 146 Price Commons
LGBTQIA+ Programs 141 Price Commons (The Qube)
University Dining Administration 2nd Floor Price Commons