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Project Oasis

Burnham Hall Third Floor Oasis

The Project Oasis program was created to provide students with places to interact, study, and gather between classes and during extended breaks. Since 2003, the program has transformed more than 50 underutilized areas on campus into comfortable and supportive learning environments. These informal learning spaces were designed and renovated with an emphasis on improving lighting, acoustics, and ergonomics. In addition to providing new, contemporary furniture and finishes, many Oases are adorned with artwork created by UIC Art and Design students and alumni.

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Giving to Project Oasis 

Project Oasis is made possible only through charitable gifts and donations from university alumni, friends, and staff. Each dollar donated to Project Oasis is matched 1:1 by the Provost so that these vital learning environments may continue to be created and maintained.

Learn more about giving to Project Oasis

  • Donation Opportunities: Learn about donating to new Project Oasis concepts; contact us to become involved
  • Donate Today: Don’t wait…contribute now as online transactions are secure and confidential
    • For UIC’s Project Oasis, visit and enter a gift amount next to the “Other – Indicate where to direct donation”; type “UIC Project Oasis”
    • To donate through the University of Illinois Foundation, visit and enter a gift amount next to the “Other – Indicate where to direct donation”; type “UIC Project Oasis”

Thank you for your generous support – it is essential to the continued success of the Project Oasis program.

Outdoor oasis concept

Oasis Wishlist

Burnham Hall (BH) – 2nd floor corridor
Refresh the existing 2nd floor oasis with new table and chair seating, that supports focused study and collaborative work, lighting, and artwork. Estimated project ask – $60K

Outdoor Oasis
Create an outdoor learning space to be used for classes and performances. Features could include curved seating and sustainable landscaping. Estimated project ask – $50K

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Burnham Hall (BH) – 3rd floor corridor
Recently completed oasis offers a naming opportunity.

Science & Engineering Labs (SEL ) Oases
Numerous new oases are under construction in the SEL buildings and offer unique naming opportunities.