Give to Pillsbury Hall

This is a photo of the exterior of Pillsbury Hall.

Be part of history

One of the University’s architectural treasures, Pillsbury Hall stands as an enduring link to its 19th- century origins on the Minneapolis campus. It is now positioned for a transformation that will serve the needs of University of Minnesota students and faculty for generations to come.

Your gifts to the Pillsbury Hall Renovation campaign will revitalize the building so that students and faculty can reach the highest levels of teaching and learning.

Make a gift to Pillsbury Hall.


"When I was a child, stories were a form of escapism from poverty and loneliness. Now stories have become a place to preserve culture and a medium for humanizing marginalized voices; they remain a place of joy. If stories keep history and ourselves alive, they need a home, too."

—MFA candidate May Lee-Yang


Elevate English at Minnesota

The Department of English has a vision to reimagine Pillsbury Hall as a 21st-century home for the study of literature, language, and writing. The time has come to preserve this architectural treasure and transform its interior to become a premier academic and literary center.

An investment in transforming Pillsbury Hall will raise English teaching and learning to exciting new levels and secure its standing among the top English departments in the country.

Give to Pillsbury Hall.

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To learn more about signature naming opportunities in Pillsbury Hall, please contact:

John Meyers, development officer
College of Liberal Arts | University of Minnesota
220 Johnston Hall | 101 Pleasant Street S.E. | Minneapolis, MN 55455 | 612.625-1065 |