Marquette University News Release

PHOTO/VIDEO OP: Marquette to break ground for new Jesuit Residence

August 12, 2014

Event Information:
Date: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: 1400 block, West Wells Street

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University on Friday, Aug. 15, will break ground for a new home for its community of Jesuit priests. The ceremony, which will begin at 10:30 a.m., will be held at the 1400 block of West Wells Street between Schroeder Hall and the Alumni Memorial Union.

A short program will take place, including remarks from President Michael R. Lovell; Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community; and Rev. Thomas Lawler, S.J., provincial of the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus.

Media interested in attending the groundbreaking should contact Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communication, at (414) 288-4719 or

About the new Jesuit Residence
The new 40,000 square-foot Jesuit Residence will be flanked by the Alumni Memorial Union and Schroeder Hall, and will be located on the 1400 block of West Wells Street.

The five-story building, which will be designed by Kubala Washatko Architects, will feature 25 resident rooms and five guest rooms, as well as a chapel and garden space. The current Jesuit Residence will eventually be torn down to increase green space on campus. Marquette’s Jesuit community is engaged in public works of service to the university and additional ministries in Milwaukee, including teaching, research and administration.

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About Brian Dorrington

Brian Dorrington

Brian is the senior director of university communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Brian at (414) 288-4719 or View all posts by .