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UI Campus Beautification Faculty and Staff Campaign

We Are Phil 

UI Campus Beautification Faculty and Staff Campaign

The Campus Beautification Project Fund is used for campus beautification projects or programs that have been identified as priorities by the University Planning Office. Some specific examples might include tree planting; flower bed and shrubbery design and planting; gateways to the University (fences and actual gates marking an entrance to the UI); walking paths; fountains; and student gathering areas.

For the 2018 We Are Phil Campaign, one project has been identified that would use Campus Beautification Funds: 

Gateway Project at Gilbert Street and Iowa Avenue

By helping to distinguish major entrance points and key destinations on campus, Gateways serve not only as wayfinding symbols but also create unique opportunities for educating, engaging and storytelling.  The introduction of the University of Iowa Gateways project will provide a unique sense of identity, transition, and anticipation for the thousands of students, faculty, and staff, community members, and visitors who converge on the University of Iowa campus each day to study, work, and interact. Borrowing from our rich campus heritage, the Gateway design planned for several entrances to the University of Iowa campus, including the Iowa Avenue and Gilbert Street location, reflects and pays tribute to the classical architecture of the Old Capitol and Pentacrest, mirroring the columnar forms and five-pronged design of the symbolic core of campus. 

Thank you for choosing to support the Campus Beautification Project Fund! If you are a UI employee and would like to make a gift through payroll withholding, please got to


NOTICE: The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization soliciting tax-deductible private contributions for the benefit of the University of Iowa. Please visit the UI Center for Advancement disclosures site for additional information.

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