Marquette Plans to Build $96 Million Residence Hall
Marquette University on Wednesday, November 2 will officially break ground on its new $96 million residence hall facility project at 17th and Wells Streets.
President Michael R. Lovell in May announced the $96 million, 750-bed co-ed facility that will house freshman and sophomore students. Located on the northwest part of campus, south of Wells Street between 17th and 18th Streets, the facility will feature two 375-bed resident towers connected through the lower levels by dining and campus community space.
According to Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and strategy, the new residence halls, which are set to open in time for the 2018-19 academic year, will feature pod- and suite-like settings, as opposed to the traditional model of large buildings with small double rooms.
Once the new facilities are fully operational, the university will develop a plan to raze McCormick Hall, Strigens said. McCormick Hall, which currently houses 725 beds, is more than 50 years old.