"It felt like home as soon as I arrived."
Cultivated on this campus across nearly 150 years, our culture and community are deeply rooted in the spaces we share. That’s why the final pillar in Our Tomorrow is to renew and elevate the campus facilities that are central to our future:
- Places that represent our university and welcome both students and visitors to the warmth of our Panther community.
- Places that bring our campus community together and turn into lifelong memories for our alumni.
- Places that sustain the vitality of our university, as well as our region and state.
Wrestling Training Facility (recently announced)
UNI wrestling has a storied legacy spanning 100 years. Pending approval from the Iowa Board of Regents, fundraising for a new training facility will be added to the Our Tomorrow campaign to carry the Panther Train into a brighter future.
Conceptual renderings have been developed, University and UNI Athletics leadership are working with architects to develop more detailed plans for the facility. While preliminary cost estimates are still being determined to provide similar square footage that existed for wrestling in the West Gym, the commitment of donors will ultimately dictate the size and scope of the project. The new facility will meet the program’s existing and anticipated future needs with room for multiple mats, weight and cardio training space, locker room, training room and rehabilitation space, as well as office space for the wrestling staff.
For generations of Panthers, the Campanile is at the heart of so many memories — the tradition of campaniling, the sound of the bells and the experience of meeting and gathering with friends.
But as the Campanile approaches 100 years old in 2026, it is due for care and investment to ensure that it can continue bringing the UNI community together for the next hundred years.
Through Our Tomorrow, we will renew our campus
icon with a focused set of necessary investments.
Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
For 20 years, the Gallagher Bluedorn has offered visitors from our campus, community and far beyond the chance to experience some of the world’s finest performances. In a typical year, the center hosts hundreds of events serving more than 115,000 visitors.
With your support, we can elevate the Gallagher Bluedorn experience for all visitors and continue to provide a home for world-class performing arts for the Cedar Valley and Iowa. This project will feature upgrades to the facility’s interior and exterior, improvements to seating and several event space additions.
See the Gallagher Bluedorn project unfolding
Since it opened in 1976, our UNI-Dome has become so much more than just a building.
It’s the home of Panther football, track and field and the site of some of the most celebrated moments in UNI Athletics. It’s a landmark facility in Iowa, hosting community events, concerts and the high school football championships. It’s a vital part of UNI and the Cedar Valley, and the front door to UNI for over 500,000 visitors every year.
Now is the time to build on the UNI-Dome legacy for the next generation. As one of the centerpieces of Our Tomorrow: The Campaign for UNI, we are taking on the most significant transformation of the UNI-Dome since its construction.
See the plans for tomorrow's UNI-Dome