Capital Projects are investments that expand program offerings

and build the classrooms of the future.


The Health Science expansion ushers in a new era of innovation and growth in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

One of the most exciting aspects of this renovation project is the addition of a new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. The DPT program is expected to welcome its first cohort of students in January 2025, pending approval for the CAPTE accreditation.

"The University is making a significant investment in expanding resources to prepare students to enter the field of health sciences, but it also takes investments from others.” - Dr. David Livingston,

President of Lewis University

The ambitious renovation will result in the creation of state-of-the-art facilities, including:

  • New Laboratories: all equipped with innovative technology to facilitate hands-on learning and research.

  • Tutorial and Meeting Rooms: designed to encourage student collaboration and group study for cohorts, these spaces will be essential for fostering a dynamic learning environment.

  • Upgraded Classrooms: Classrooms will be modernized to provide students with the latest educational tools and technology, ensuring a world-class learning experience.

  • New Offices, Faculty Lounge, and Restrooms: South Hall will be equipped with updated office spaces, a faculty lounge, and restrooms to enhance the working environment for faculty and staff.

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HoloAnatomy Lab

The HoloAnatomy lab, equipped with state-of-the-art technology,

offers pioneering learning experiences for our students.


Lewis University is the place where aviation careers take flight.

Our FAA-approved programs, nationally recognized, ensure that our students are not just educated but sought after even before they graduate, with industry recruitment happening right from the classroom. The aviation sector is experiencing unprecedented growth, anticipating a demand for nearly 1.5 million pilots and technicians by 2035, accompanied by an additional 800,000 jobs in the broader aviation field.

To meet demand and fortify our position as a leading institution in aviation education, Lewis University is expanding our aviation department. This multi-phase initiative is poised to propel our capabilities and resources, ensuring that our students are equipped to navigate the dynamic skies of the aviation industry.

The multi-phase plan will consist of four phases and include the following:

  • Renovate the Existing Harold White & Aviation Maintenance Buildings: add additions to the existing buildings to include spaces for small group studying and new flex labs

  • Expand the Hanger: add additional space to the existing hanger to house more aircraft

  • Build the Addition: create new collaboration and teaching spaces to best serve our students

  • Add New Hanger Space: build an additional hanger space for added aircraft storage


Stained Glass Window Church

Opened in 1954, Sancta Alberta Chapel is more than just a physical structure; it is the spiritual core of the Romeoville Campus and home to the San Miguel Center for Mission and Ministry. The chapel serves as a tangible reminder of our Catholic and Lasallian heritage and the Mission values that shaped our institution.

A visionary capital project has been unveiled to breathe new life into the chapel— the installation of new stained-glass windows. Beyond a mere aesthetic and efficiency enhancement, this endeavor seeks to bring to life the teachings of our Lasallian heritage and Lewis' unique history in a beautiful artistic form. It's an opportunity to use the blank canvas of the current stained-glass windows to educate the Lewis community about its past and instilling a sense of pride for all who have been – and will be – part of the University’s story.

Naming opportunities will be available for this project to honor your generosity and to leave a legacy at Lewis.

The project will be completed in phases.


Lewis has embarked on a new initiative to become an “All Steinway” School by 2026.

All-Steinway Schools demonstrate a commitment to excellence and a unique educational experience by providing students with the rich, unrivaled sound and pristine touch of Steinway and Steinway-designed Boston pianos.

This initiative is a way for our alumni and donors to say they support the students at Lewis by leaving a lasting impact on their hearts and minds through music!

All Steinway, All Together...


The fire pits at Lewis University go beyond being mere fixtures in our campus core; they stand as symbols of the institution's commitment to fostering a sense of belonging.

These fire pits have evolved into vibrant spaces where students gather in association, forging connections. In these lively areas, camaraderie flourishes, creating a backdrop for shared stories, laughter, and a genuine sense of belonging.

Lewis University's investment in these communal spaces reflects not only a commitment to physical infrastructure but also cultivates a culture of community and belonging.


Shape the future with gifts of any size! Your contribution can leave a lasting Lewis legacy.

Explore investment opportunities to make a meaningful mark on campus:

  • Memorial Bricks: a brick to commemorate or celebrate the Flyer in your life

  • Memorial Benches: a bench to commemorate or celebrate the Flyer in your life


“The Bryan and Mary Durkin Family Finance and Trading Lab is designed as a state-of-the-art instructional area that provides students with “real-world” financial industry resources. This transformational gift enabled the College of Business (CoB) to establish a multi-functional classroom that integrates theory and practice in a range of financial disciplines in order to engage with global financial markets in a real-time setting. The lab will be utilized by both undergraduate and graduate students and will strengthen the academic profile of not only the CoB but the University as a whole.”

- Ryan Butt, Dean of the

College of Business

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Contact Colleen Ahearn to

invest in a capital project.