With the planned dedication of Walsh’s new Founders Plaza set for November 16, construction is wrapping up on several projects across campus. Founders Plaza provides a walkable entrance to campus complete with a clock tower and prominently displayed statue of Walsh’s Founding Order, the Brothers of Christian Instruction. The new plaza will be officially dedicated and blessed in a special ceremony on Monday, November 16, which is the University’s annual Founders Day, commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Walsh’s opening in 1964.

Construction is also nearly complete on the Alumni Patio located between the Marlene and Joe Toot Global Learning Center and Farrell Hall. The new outdoor seating area at the David Center recently opened with the addition of a uniquely designed fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs. These new outdoor facilities help to enhance campus life and have provided many opportunities for Walsh students to gather this fall, while maintaining physical distancing.

These donor-designated projects cap off a list of enhancement projects on campus that also includes the installation of the 60th Anniversary Commemorative Wall inside Farrell Hall, featuring past and present student photos to be updated with different themes in future years. New goal posts and Cavalier turf field capped off the Larry Staudt ’67 Field, a beautiful addition to Walsh’s state-of-the-art athletic complex that will serve as the home field for Walsh’s soccer, lacrosse and football teams. No operating money has been used towards these projects’ completion.