Construction Status

This is an exciting and historic time for AU as we transform the south side of campus with the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, the new Welcome Center and an expanded parking lot G. Your patience, understanding and flexibility during this process will be appreciated.

Live Construction Video

View live video feeds of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School and Hill Welcome Center and Schingoethe Museum construction projects.

Campus Parking Modifications, 2013-2014 Academic Year

  • Designated overnight parking lots are Lot “D” (north of Vago Field), Lot “F” (retention lot south of Vago Field) and Lot "J" (Southlawn Place). If you plan on leaving your vehicle on campus overnight, you must park in one of the designated lots. Violators will be ticketed.
  • You must have a permit to park in a university parking lot. Permits can be obtained at the Campus Public Safety, located at 1408 Southlawn Pl.
  • Drive slowly on campus and the surrounding streets for safety.
  • Comply with on-street parking regulations. The City of Aurora enforces parking violations on the public streets and will ticket vehicles violating parking restrictions.

Work Recently Completed

Grand Entrance:

  • Installed and partially backfilled underground storage vaults
  • Added street lamps to University Parkway
  • First round of allée trees delivered for University Parkway and planting underway
  • Poured new concrete sidewalks on east side of University Parkway and south side of Welcome Center from University Parkway to Gladstone Avenue

Welcome Center:

  • Continued interior painting
  • Continued porcelain tile floor installation
  • Continued exterior grading, including retaining wall on northeast side

Upcoming Work

Grand Entrance:

  • Complete storm sewer work related to underground detention vaults, backfill and grade the area
  • Install Greenspire Lindens forming the pleached allée on University Parkway

Welcome Center:

  • Complete porcelain tile and begin installing hardwood floors
  • Install kitchen tile and plumbing fixtures
  • Complete sidewalks
  • Begin landscaping and courtyard pavers


Click the image to enlarge the south campus expansion map.

South Campus Expansion Map

Logistical and Safety Awareness

  • Adhere to posted construction signage
  • Do not wander through areas with active construction work
  • Please watch for trucks entering and leaving the roadways
  • Avoid Calumet Ave if possible


Contact Jeff Cali, Assistant Vice President for Administration, at 630-844-6850 or