Carleton’s gifted faculty members and students need facilities that reflect changes in teaching methods, new technologies, and the demand for more faculty-student research opportunities and academic collaboration across disciplines. The Every Carl for Carleton campaign will create innovative new spaces for science and music, two disciplines that have been challenged by their outdated facilities. The campaign also addresses the need for curricular and pedagogical innovation, with career-long support for our talented faculty members to foster research and collaboration in the classroom and beyond.
Constructing an Interdisciplinary Science Complex: $60 Million
Carleton has a well-deserved reputation for producing gifted scientists. However, more than two decades have passed since the college last built a science facility. New construction, along with the renovation of Olin and Hulings, will create an integrated science complex designed to foster innovation in teaching, research, interdisciplinary learning, and collaboration. This project broke ground in fall 2017 and is slated for completion in 2020.
Building a Performance Hall and Music Spaces: $25 Million
Opened in fall 2017, the Music and Performance Commons addition to the Weitz Center for Creativity brings the music department under one roof with other creative disciplines. The heart of the addition is Kracum Performance Hall, large enough to seat 400 and flexible enough to host full orchestras, multimedia lectures, and dance troupes, as well as soloists and small chamber ensembles.
Investing in Faculty Innovation, Curricular Development, and Unrestricted Support: $49 Million
Carleton faculty members are expected to conduct significant peer-reviewed scholarship—and to translate that scholarship into fresh insights in the classroom. Investing in faculty development and research is essential to preserve our academic excellence and attract the most dedicated teachers and finest scholars to our college.
Preserving These New Investments by Adding to the Endowment: $25 Million
The new facilities we are building represent a significant investment. To protect that investment far into the future, we also intend to raise a $25 million endowment to support essential and ongoing maintenance, equipment upgrades, and other needs.