On Thursday, August 28, an official groundbreaking ceremony kicked off construction of a new women’s residence hall behind Aquinas’ main academic building, the first new construction in 40 years.
Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, O.P., President of Aquinas College, reminded faculty and staff during Convocation on August 17 that the mission of the College “is the true edifice. The buildings will be beautiful because they will reflect the beauty of what happens here each day.”
To see live progress on Siena Hall, visit the webcam page.
Other Campus Improvements
St. Jude Chapel
Students returning in late August found a much less cramped St. Jude Chapel. The 50-seat chapel, which now comfortably seats 80, relocated to the southwest wing of the Aquinas main building.
The former site of the chapel was renovated as a seminar room.
St. Dominic’s Teacher Education Building
Artisan Builders, the contractor who transformed the Carriage House Café into the Corpus Christi Perpetual Adoration Chapel, continues to renovate the historically-registered St. Dominic’s Teacher Education Building, also known as the “Little White House.”
The Traffic Circle
The summer of 2015 saw the comprehensive revamping of the traffic circle in front of the Aquinas College main building to include benches and stone planters and walkways.