The New Lower Sproul
The Mission of the New Lower Sproul
UC Berkeley is revitalizing a historic heart of student life: Lower Sproul Plaza. In a major initiative galvanized and led by students themselves, Lower Sproul will be renovated and rebuilt to create a vibrant and modern campus gathering place for generations to come. The new Lower Sproul will become an inviting, green gateway to our world-class university.
What is now an imposing, under-utilized student union will be transformed into a transparent glass pavilion symbolizing and facilitating openness; the seismically poor building that now houses hundreds of student organizations will be razed, redesigned, and rebuilt; the plaza itself will teem with new retail shops and new energy, showcasing Berkeley’s innovation to the world.
With an emphasis on student leadership and public service, student programs within Lower Sproul will also be enhanced. These include: Student Government, the Cal Corps Public Service Center, Center for Student Leadership and the Career Center.
Students have longed for a student union that is worthy of their leading public university and today, this vision for enriching student life is finally within reach.
How You Can Help
Memorialize your support of Student Life, Leadership and Public Service through a variety of naming opportunities in the new Lower Sproul renovation. Beautiful new event spaces, transit hub, roof garden, rain garden, practice and performance areas, lounges, meeting rooms and work areas.
$1 million or more: Highly visible public spaces
$100,000 - $999,000: Lounges, meeting rooms and work spaces
$10,000 or more: Shared recognition areas
For more information:
Student Affairs Development Office
337 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-5170