UW-Green Bay’s newest residence hall will be named Cort Condon Hall

Cort Condon Hall west elevation. Photo courtesy of Immel Construction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2024

Green Bay, WI — The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay is excited to announce the naming of the newest residence hall on campus. The residence hall, slated to open Fall of 2024, will be named Cort Condon Hall, honoring Gerald C. “Cort” Condon, Jr. Chairman of the Board, University Village Housing, Inc. (UVHI). UVHI is a private, non-profit group that was specially formed for the development of affordable student housing at UW-Green Bay and partners with the university in the management of most residence halls.

Following years of growth in enrollment and academic and extra-curricular offerings, this latest campus expansion is UW-Green Bay’s first new residence hall in more than 12 years.

View from the north. Photo courtesy of Immel Construction

Gerald C. “Cort” Condon Jr. is originally from Brodhead, Wis. Condon is a 1969 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison earning degrees in accounting and finance. He later obtained his law degree from the University of Colorado. He moved to Northeast Wisconsin in 1975 and became a strong financial partner and advocate for area businesses throughout his career as a corporate and tax attorney. Currently, he is a partner in the Condon & Herald firm, located in downtown Green Bay.

His leadership with UW-Green Bay is highlighted by his service on the board of University Village Housing, Inc., the local non-profit corporation that has built modern residence halls on campus since the mid-1980s. Condon is also on the Board of Directors of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation and was a member of the UW-Green Bay Council of Trustees. Condon has been active in a wide range of community organizations promoting education, health and youth initiatives.

The new hall will be home to 200 students and specially designed for second-year students to increase social and cultural opportunities, foster common-interest learning communities and support degree attainment. It will offer both two-person and four-person shared bedroom apartments with an array of shared collaboration and recreation spaces. Upon completion it will become the largest residence hall on campus.

Cort Condon Hall is the latest strategic investment in UW-Green Bay’s on-campus housing to enhance the educational and community experience at every stage of a student’s university journey. In recent years, there has been intentional financial investment to update and renovate many campus housing buildings. The new residence hall will offer students the opportunity to live in housing with the newest technology, student furnishings, and sustainable facility upgrades.

A celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony, including tours of the new residence hall is scheduled for Fall of 2024.

About UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a school of resilient problem solvers who dare to reach higher with the power of education that ignites growth and answers the biggest challenges. Serving 10,300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as 67,500 continuing education learners annually, UW-Green Bay offers 200 academic degrees, programs, and certificates. With four campus locations in Northeast Wisconsin, the University’s access mission welcomes all students who want to learn, from every corner of the world. Championing bold thinking since opening its doors in 1965, it is a university on the rise — Wisconsin’s fastest growing UW. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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