In the final University Academic Senate meeting earlier this month, Provost Daniel J. Myers reported that Marquette exceeded its goal for tuition deposits from incoming students for the 2016-17 academic year.
The university received 2,010 deposits from incoming students by the May 1 deadline, and an additional 30 deposits have come in since May 1. The university’s goal for the incoming class is 1,935 students. While new student enrollment typically fluctuates between the May 1 deadline and the start of classes this fall, the university is taking steps to ensure there is enough capacity to handle additional demand. Toward that end, the university has decided to keep O’Donnell Hall open for 2016-17.
University leaders have begun to evaluate current conditions within the residence hall. The building will receive a series of upgrades over the summer. These include a refurbished lobby (which started last summer) and upgraded wireless technology. O’Donnell will be co-ed in 2016-17.
The university’s campus master planning process continues, including the recent announcement of a $96 million residence hall development and plans to eventually raze McCormick Hall. University leaders will continue their assessment of O’Donnell through next summer as part of the comprehensive planning process.