Interior work will cause disruptions in Memorial Library through end of semester

Marquette students, faculty and staff who regularly use Memorial Library should be prepared for some disruptions, including periods of increased noise and limited collection access, through the end of the spring semester to accommodate interior work necessary to begin construction for the Lemonis Center for Student Success. 

Following are key considerations for Memorial Library patrons: 

  • March: Noise will be a factor, affecting one to two floors at a time during the day. Those who regularly study in Memorial Library may wish to relocate to an alternative area of the libraries. 
  • April-May: Browsing and looking for specific books in the stacks during the day may be difficult. Requesting and placing a hold on books via the online catalog is highly recommended.  
  • April-May: Please avoid using the west elevator (i.e., the elevator farthest from the Memorial Library entrance) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; it will be restricted to staff use. Memorial’s east elevator (i.e., closest to the entrance) will remain open for patrons. 

Library staff ask for patrons’ patience and understanding during this transition. 

About the Lemonis Center for Student Success 

President Lovell in 2021 announced a new Student Success Initiative as one of the university’s top strategic priorities. To enhance and scale Marquette’s efforts to drive this priority forward in the most visible way possible, alumnus Marcus Lemonis, star of HGTV’s The Renovator, CNBC’s The Profit and chairman and CEO of Camping World, and his wife Bobbi, donated $15 million to create the Lemonis Center for Student Success. 

In recognition of this leadership gift, Marquette will rename Memorial Library to the Lemonis Center for Student Success and house the new center in the highly visible, centrally located space on West Wisconsin Avenue and 13th Street. 

“Ultimately, this transformational facility upgrade will drive Marquette to fully reimagine student success into a physical space that will serve as a new home for comprehensive support services,” President Lovell says. “The Lemonis Center for Student Success will build on Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit tradition by helping students engage in thoughtful discernment that is infused in Ignatian education, emphasizing a deep sense of connection and meaningful engagement.” 

Architectural, student experience and space utilization planning for the Lemonis Center is underway; construction will begin in summer 2023 and the renovation is targeted for completion in 2024.