The UGL is the big “5-0!” This fall, the UGL is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will host a series of events throughout the semester for all students to enjoy. In addition, we will showcase student work on merchandise for the UGL@50 celebration — thank you to Taylor Chism, whose design was selected as the first place winner of the UGL’s 50th Anniversary Design Competition, as well as the other competition winners, for their design contributions! To see all three winners’ artwork from this competition, please see our past blog post.
The first Undergraduate Library was established on the first floor of the Main Library in 1949, as part of a one million dollar post-war expansion. This campus drive to expand services to undergraduates eventually led to the current Undergraduate Library building opened to campus in 1969 to better support a growing undergraduate population. Today, the UGL helps support more than 33,000 undergraduate students, in addition to the graduate students, staff, and faculty who utilize our resources and services.
Please join us as we celebrate throughout the semester! Our full schedule of events is below:
Monday, September 9 from 3-7pm
50 Donuts an Hour
Monday, September 23 from 12-10pm
50th Anniversary Button Making Event
Monday, October 7 from 3-7pm
Monday, October 21 from 2-4pm
Monday, November 4 from 3-7pm
DIY Whiteboard Artwork (week-long event)
Begins: Monday November 11
Ends: Friday November 15
Want to know more? Explore the UGL website to learn more about the history of the UGL — we hope to see you this semester!
Written and Edited by Lauren