The Wisconsin School of Business’s Learning Commons is a collaborative learning space in the heart of Grainger Hall. Underscoring the School’s commitment to educational innovation, the Learning Commons is a vibrant locale for students to exchange ideas, access cutting-edge technology, and learn in new and inspiring ways.

A joint project between WSB and the UW–Madison General Library System, the donor-funded initiative—which opened in May 2018—renovated nearly 35,000 square feet of Grainger Hall. The Learning Commons is home to the Huber Undergraduate Computing Lab, the Finance and Analytics Lab, five active learning classrooms, 10 breakout rooms, and numerous study areas. Designed as a space for inspiration and reflection, the Learning Commons features artwork by Wisconsin artists and reflects the WSB brand throughout.

With flexible environments, improved connectivity, and forward-thinking technology, the Learning Commons is designed to serve the needs of the WSB community today and in the future.

Made possible by the generosity of our donors
This momentous undertaking would not have been possible without the support of our dedicated donors. Thank you for helping the Learning Commons come to life. If you are interested in making a gift to the Learning Commons, contact us.

The Picture of Innovation

The Learning Commons reimagines what a business education looks like. See how the transformed space came to life in our photo gallery, including many before and after images.

A glass wall featuring the words Together Forward and a large chevron