Help create a welcoming space in Alderman Hall

Help Create a Welcoming Space in Alderman

Department Head Emily HooverAs you’ve seen throughout our recent news articles, our faculty are making connections and working with diverse communities outside the University. These collaborations make our department and the community around us stronger—we truly do work better together. If you work with an organization that is interested in a similar partnership to one highlighted in our Fall 2016 newsletter, we hope you will reach out to talk about possibilities. If so, feel free to connect directly with any faculty member or contact me at or 612-624-6220.

If you’re looking for a more concrete way to support the department as the end of the year approaches, I invite you to read about the 3rd floor atrium renovation below. This is a project that will help to build community by increasing our collaborative work space. Enjoy the snow (if it ever arrives in Minnesota!).

Fundraising Goal

$10,000 by December 31, 2016

Donations will be matched
1:1 up to $10,000

Ways to Give


Contact Head Emily Hoover, (612)-624-6220

Third Floor Atrium

The third floor atrium is a hub of activity for Alderman Hall. It is the only public gathering space in the building, located between the front entrance and all three classrooms. This area is a popular spot to study, hold impromptu meetings, eat lunch, or wait for classes to begin — but it is sorely in need of updates and a redesign. 

Recently we received a generous gift of up to $10,000 to be used to match additional donations. Your support can help us create a more welcoming and functional space for building users. Our vision includes an expanded seating area and a flexible design to allow for a variety of uses.

Horticulture Newsletter

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If you’re a current member of the department or an alumni and you’re doing something interesting, tell us about it by emailing us at