Expect disruptions in Raynor Memorial Libraries as construction continues 

Memorial Library undergoing renovations for new Lemonis Center for Student Success; new services available in Raynor Library

Patrons of Raynor Memorial Libraries should expect some noise and disruption as renovation and construction continues on the new Lemonis Center for Student Success.

Demolition work, which has been conducted throughout the summer, will continue in Memorial Library until mid-September. When the fall semester begins, the demolition schedule will shift to 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. to align with low-traffic periods for the libraries. 

Disruptions will be intermittent from late September through November as the project moves into its next stage. 

Upon completion in 2024, Marquette will rename Memorial Library to the Lemonis Center for Student Success in recognition of alumnus Marcus Lemonis and his wife Bobbi’s $15 million gift toward the effort. 

When it opens, the Lemonis Center will serve as a central hub for a campuswide network of academic resources and offices dedicated to student success, as well as student study and tutoring spaces, and it will continue to house the library’s collection of books and reference materials. 

The university thanks the campus community for its patience during construction. 

New services launched in Raynor Memorial Library 

Summer reconfiguration projects have been completed in Raynor Library. This work consolidates service desks into a more open, welcoming station on the first floor and includes other shifts, such as digital scholarship services moving to the first floor. 

Additionally, the IT Services Help Desk has relocated to Raynor from Cudahy Hall. 

More 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. 

“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.”