Gifts to Place support state-of the-art facilities, university archives and collections, and campus improvements.
Throughout its 170-year history, Alumni Hall has been home to classrooms, study areas, lounges, a chapel and lecture/performance spaces. The last renovation was completed in 1968, and the building has been closed since 2004.
With increased overall enrollment and two new colleges on the Portland Campus, space for classes and student life activities is at a premium. The project to restore Alumni Hall for students, faculty, staff and alumni is at the heart of Place, and reflects a signature priority of the campaign. Current plans include rooms for classes, lectures, receptions, interprofessional education activities, and alumni gatherings; student study areas and lounges; and administrative offices.
Gifts from the estates of Westbrook Junior College alumnae including Dorothy Wallace Dixon ’41, Connie Strout-Wood ’54, and Prudence Weaver Dickey ’49 have served as the foundation of this fundraising effort.
Built in 1834, Alumni Hall is the University's second oldest building. Throughout its 170-year history, it has been home to classrooms, study areas, lounges and more. Renovated in 1894, 1938, 1968 and 1986, the building has been closed since 2004. Today, restoration is again underway to restore Alumni Hall to its rightful beauty and reestablish this iconic structure as the center of campus life. Learn more
Archives and Collections
Gifts to Place support the growth and preservation of university archives and collections, including the New England Osteopathic Heritage Center and the Art Gallery.
Art Gallery, Portland Campus