O’Brien Hall dedication ceremony, tours will be May 3; campus community invited

The Marquette community is invited to help dedicate Dr. E. J. and Margaret O’Brien Hall on Wednesday, May 3, at 3 p.m. in a ceremony on the green space just north of the building. A reception and tours of O’Brien Hall will follow.

The largest fully donor-funded construction project in university history, O’Brien Hall opened in January as the new home for the College of Business Administration, Graduate School of Management and innovation leadership programs. The $60 million, 100,000 square-foot facility was built for the future with maximum flexibility and state-of-the-art, globally connective technology, anchoring the west gateway to campus.

Those who wish to attend should register online. For questions or special needs, contact University Special Events at universityspecialevents@marquette.edu or (414) 288-7431.

O’Brien Hall tour highlights

Highlighted by an open, welcoming atrium — the Wintrust Gallery — O’Brien Hall features collaborative classrooms and lab and study spaces, as well as a host of signature spaces, including:

  • Dr. Joseph P. Daniels Dean’s Office — Located in the second-floor Zurn Elkay Dean’s Suite, the dean’s office honors the beloved late Keyes Dean of Business Administration Dr. Joe Daniels.
  • Swift Student Center — A centralized space for student services and advising, student success, and the college’s Business Career Center.
  • Deloitte Foundation Innovation Lab and Pitch Pit — This space gives students an area to present ideas to faculty or partner companies and organizations.
  • Baird Applied Investment Management Lab — Home to AIM, the college’s marquee investment and financial technology program.
  • Perry and Sheila Vieth Centers of Excellence Suite — Home to Marquette Business’ specialty programs and centers, including nationally ranked programs in real estate and supply chain management.
  • Fotsch Family Innovation Room — The Opus College of Engineering’s award-winning E-Lead (Excellence in Leadership) Program has its home base in this fourth-floor classroom overlooking Wisconsin Avenue with views of downtown to the east.

O’Brien Hall also offers the Michels Family Forum event space for the Milwaukee business community; a board room where students can present information in an environment modeled after a modern-day corporate board room; and a recording studio, a soundproof room equipped with lighting, cameras and a green screen for recording lectures or presentations.

A new Brew café makes its home on O’Brien Hall’s first floor. Offering a selection of cold or hot packaged food offerings, the full-service coffee bar welcomes guests inside and on its east-facing patio.

About Marquette Business

Marquette Business graduates students who have the knowledge to succeed, the principles to lead and the confidence to connect what’s good for business with what’s good for people. The college is ranked 108th among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools, and its specialty programs in accounting, finance, real estate and supply chain management are all ranked in the top 25 nationally. Marquette Business is home to six Centers of Excellence across a variety of exciting disciplines — each offers students unique applied learning opportunities, including meaningful interaction with industry, networking, case competitions and service.