Old Main Needs Your Help
For generations of Arizona alumni and friends, Old Main draws our affection and tugs at our heart strings. This historic treasure is one of the oldest public buildings in the state of Arizona. When classes began in 1891, it housed the entire University. Now, sounds of pounding hammers and the unfurling of architectural blueprints fill its usually quiet halls to renovate and revitalize the building.
Age and wear have weakened Old Main. The foundation is damaged and must be repaired. The entire veranda — which has protected the building from the desert sun for 122 years — is now condemned. To finance the renovation project, the UA has launched a fund drive to raise $13.5 million in gifts. Together, let’s leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren, inspired by pride and love for this iconic landmark.