Friday, January 31, 2014
The $13.5 million campaign for the Save Old Main fund to support the renovation project continues. The UA employee site, Lo Que Pasa, just released this video along with this campaign/renovation update:
Before it sprawled across 387 acres, the UA was housed in just one building: Old Main.
While the University has grown in size over the decades, Old Main has remained standing, becoming a beloved campus icon and a reminder of how far the University has come.
Last summer, Old Main was emptied so a delicate process of renovating and restoring the 122-year-old brick building could move forward. On Oct. 1, the University launched a $13.5 million Save Old Main fundraising campaign to support the project. (Read more about the restoration efforts in this article.)
Renovations are scheduled to be completed this summer, with the building ready for occupancy in time for the fall semester.
To UA students and employees, Old Main is much more than just another campus building; it's the heart of the University. Many employees have fond memories of Old Main from when they were students or had offices in the building. In this video, they share some of those memories and talk about Old Main's significance to UA history.
Updates on the Save Old Main campaign are available on Twitter, at @SaveOldMain, and users can share their own memories by using the hashtag #saveoldmain.