Alumni Center to Close for Renovations

The year was 1982: that fall, an in-state LSA freshman paid $988 in tuition, and Bo Schembechler coached the Wolverines to a Big Ten championship. And at the corner of East Washington and Fletcher streets, the Alumni Association dedicated its new Alumni Center, designed by famed architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen.

Now, 37 years later, the building is set to close on May 22, 2019, for a major renovation. Its chimneys, bay windows, high peaks, and gables will remain. But when it reopens in 2020, the interior will be transformed into a building for the 21st century.

The new space will provide an immersive and engaging destination for alumni to reconnect and interact with fellow alums and students.

Estimated Project Timeline

  • Staff leaves building: May 2019
  • Groundbreaking: June 2019
  • Estimated return: August 2020
  • Official reopening: Fall 2020

Additional information regarding events and updates on the renovation will be added to this page throughout the renovation project.

Questions and comments can be directed to project lead Kirk Lutz at or Vice President & CFO Angila Chapman at

We look forward to sharing the new Alumni Center with all of you!