Campus Master Plan updates: Lalumiere gets a lift, Grad School’s new home, construction begins for Marquette Business

As the semester ends, Marquette is gearing up for a summer of construction and infrastructure projects to help advance the Campus Master Plan at a time when crews can be more efficient — and less disruptive to daily campus operations.

Widely used for undergrad classes, Lalumiere Hall will see improvements
Straz and Clark Halls aren’t the only student-serving, academic spaces that will see changes. Starting later this month, Lalumiere Hall — a building highly utilized for undergraduate classes — will close for the summer for interior upgrades, including a host of HVAC and lighting improvements, as well as some interior finish and technology upgrades. This project, an example of the university addressing deferred maintenance and making infrastructure improvements, is not just important to extending the life of the building, but it will also improve the day-to-day classroom experience for students and instructors. Lalumiere will reopen in mid-August.

Graduate School to make strategic, service-minded move
The Graduate School will soon have a new address and a shared front door with Undergraduate Admissions when it moves this summer to Zilber Hall. The strategic relocation will provide graduate students with a more accessible, service-oriented location, and it will help promote more collaborative graduate and undergraduate admissions work.

In addition to shared space on the first floor of Zilber, the Graduate School will have some dedicated space on the second floor.

Construction begins for Marquette Business building
Announced in early March, construction is underway for the new home for Marquette Business and innovation leadership programs at the former McCormick Hall site on the northeast corner of 16th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The new facility will feature an open atrium, collaborative classrooms, lab and study spaces, as well as an event space for the Milwaukee business community and a café open to the campus community. Additionally, the site plan calls for ample green space around the building where the community can gather.

During construction, pedestrians are urged to use caution and follow all posted signs around the site. More information and a live webcam feed of the construction site are available at

Infrastructure projects, other campus upgrades ongoing
As is typically the case during the summer months, contractors, landscapers and other crews will be working regularly on various infrastructure, grounds and other projects around campus. Work is planned to be minimally disruptive, but please watch Marquette Today for updates, which could include building, walkway and road lane closures.