Campus Construction

Johnson Family Hall 1

Marissa Gebhard | May 11, 2020

Although the pandemic has affected the construction trades and how crews perform their work, all of the University’s major projects continue to track on time. Following is a look at the progress of all of the major construction on campus.

As the on-campus residence and center of hospitality for priests and brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross, the new Corby Hall will open this summer to serve as home to 27 religious and six religious guests. Nestled in a setting with spectacular views of the Grotto, lakes and campus beauty, Corby Hall will offer the religious community special places such as the Holy Spirit Chapel with a soaring, wooden ceiling; a large formal dining room overlooking Saint Mary’s Lake; quiet rooms for community prayer; and a built-in, outdoor fireplace for community gatherings.

With a nod to the original Corby Hall that served the congregation for 125 years, the new facility incorporates some of the design details from the original building, particularly on the first floor and lower level, but also includes a modern, full kitchen that will better enable staff to prepare meals, a recreation room, larger residences and amenities for the convenience of the residents. Re-purposed from the old presbytery, two steel vault doors in the lower level also contribute a sense of nostalgia. Additionally, the original statue of Rev. William Corby, C.S.C., for whom the building is named, is currently being placed on a new concrete foundation near the entrance. 

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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