University of Rochester

Ronald Rettner Hall

for Media Arts and Innovation

Gifts in support of the Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation fuel the impulse to learn, discover, heal, and create. Consider contributing to the Dean’s Fund for Digital Media Studies or naming a space in the new building.

For more information on named giving opportunities and other ways to support the Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation, please contact:

Phil Castleberry
Assistant Vice President for Advancement
(585) 276-5253
phil.castleberry@rochester.edu



Dean’s Fund for Digital Media Studies

Support the work happening inside Rettner Hall with a gift to the Dean's Fund for Digital Media Studies, which provides vital unrestricted support for technology, equipment, and other resources for students, faculty and staff. A five-year commitment of $1,500 or more to the Dean’s Fund for Digital Media Studies qualifies you for membership in the George Eastman Circle, the University's leadership annual giving society.




Naming Opportunities

The following spaces are still available for naming:

First Floor

floor plan detail of Fabrication Lab and atrium

Home to the “fab lab,” the first floor houses an area filled with equipment for students to design and build project prototypes. The first floor gallery also serves as a connection between the Residential and Eastman Quads.

Funding Opportunities
Fabrication Lab $1,000,000
Gallery/Atrium $1,000,000
Grand Staircase $200,000



Second Floor

floor plan detail of lobby and study areas

This floor houses the digital media learning studio and features high-end hardware and software for graphics, animation, 3-D printers, and other digital projects. The flexible space can be reconfigured to support student creativity and collaboration.

Funding Opportunities
Digital Media Learning Studio $750,000
Mezzanine Lobby $150,000



Third Floor

floor plan detail of multipurpose learning studio and production suite

This floor features state-of-the-art audio and video recording studios, editing rooms, and equipment. Overlooking Wilson Quad, its “Tree House” provides a casual lounge where students can brainstorm, relax, and recharge.

Funding Opportunities
Video Recording Studio $200,000
Audio Recording Studio $150,000
Post Production Studio $100,000
Control Booth $50,000
Multi-Purpose Learning Studio $350,000
“Tree House” $250,000
Lobby/Commons $100,000


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