UW Rome Center

Renovations are now underway at the UW Rome Center!

Staged in three phases, the project includes critical updates to the structure, electrical and mechanical works; important fire safety prevention measures; as well as new lighting, flooring and educational technology. The renovation also maximizes educational space so that future generations of UW students can participate in the transformative experience of study abroad in the heart of Rome.

Classes and programming are in full swing during the renovation. To make room, we have repurposed and consolidated other spaces, including “the Prow” on the 3rd floor, and the library and computer lab on the 4th floor.

Check out our latest updates and photos


  • Lighting, tiles, AV and more

    July 16, 2019

    Work on the 1st floor continues, with reinforcement of the floors and fire safety measures having been the top priority thus far. A complete overhaul of the HVAC system is also underway to ensure adequate cooling during our hot Roman summers and heating in our chillier months. We have also been working with Targetti, a premier technical…

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  • Contractors break ground — or floor, rather — at Palazzo Pio

    April 1, 2019

    Renovations underway

    In January, after many years of planning in coordination with Istituto Tata Giovanni, which owns Palazzo Pio, renovations are now underway at the UW Rome Center. Staged in three phases, the project includes critical updates to the structure, electrical and mechanical works; important fire safety prevention measures; as well as new lighting, flooring and educational…

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