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Work underway on UMW’s Legacy Plaza.

April 19, 2016

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Construction is underway on the University of Montana Western’s new Legacy Plaza.

Following a recent groundbreaking with university officials, and community and state representatives, construction is expected to last through the summer.  

“Legacy Plaza will be an extraordinary place where campus and community can come together,” Montana Western Foundation Director Roxanne Engellant said. “We’re excited to see work begin on what will be a beautiful addition to our campus.”  

Engellant said the plaza will be paved with personalized bricks which will allow students, alumni and community members to create a legacy and connection with Montana Western that will last long into the future.  

Bricks may be purchased through the Montana Western foundation by calling 406-683-7305 or e-mailing Roxanne Engellant at [email protected]. 

The plaza will also include a teaching and performance amphitheater funded by Montana’s Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan.

Located at the foot of the university’s iconic Main Hall, Legacy Plaza is one part of the overall Legacy Campaign which includes renovation and restoration of Main Hall. 

As a part of the overall campaign, the university is also creating a model classroom in Mail Hall’s historic library using the latest in technology and instructional practices. 

For more information about the campaign and to see an artist’s rendering of Legacy Plaza, visit