opening August 2018
Transforming the student experience
Opening in August 2018, Marquette’s newest resident hall facility is the first major construction project outlined in the university’s new Campus Master Plan and the first residence hall constructed by Marquette in more than 50 years.
Currently under construction on the northwest corner of campus, the $108 million, state-of-the-art facility will feature 890 beds across two resident towers connected through the lower levels by dining and campus community space.
President Michael R. Lovell
- “For Marquette University to be among the top Catholic and Jesuit institutions in the world, it all must start with the student experience. We have to think and act differently and embrace new ways of living and learning for our community.”
Following a $10 million fundraising challenge from alumni couple Ray and Kay Eckstein, the facility will be named Robert A. Wild, S.J. Commons in honor of the longtime university president.
Innovative, student-first design
Here is some of what students can expect to find in the new residence hall facility:*
- Pod- and suite-like settings
- Large dining facility
- Large first-floor lounge; other community space throughout the building
- Two to four smart classrooms
- Study lounges on each floor
- Music and dance space
*Listed amenities are based on early design concepts and are subject to change.
The facility will be designed to meet LEED certification standards; innovative sustainable practices are incorporated in its design.