Holy Names University is growing, and our campus is undergoing exciting renovations to support this. Over the summer, improvement projects were initiated to renovate the campus kitchen, Durocher Courtyard, and Rosie’s Cafe, and to transform the former pool area into a multi-purpose lawn.
These campus improvements are led by a strategic plan that guides us in preserving the vibrancy, charm, and sustainability of our historic campus.
On the Green
The former pool area will soon be transformed into a lush lawn! The project began on August 4 and will be completed in a few weeks. Additional irrigation and lighting upgrades to the area will continue throughout the next few months.
The flat green space is a welcome addition to a campus composed of stairs and slopes, and will be a central congregating spot for athletics, campus-wide events, and open air studying. The possibilities for this space are endless!
The Durocher Courtyard in the Soda Commons area is now welcoming all students and staff! The courtyard has been transformed into a convenient social hub with new tables, a cement stage, and sustainable plants. Justin Vacca, director of housing and residence life, looks forward to hosting student activities and events in the courtyard throughout the upcoming year - stay tuned!
Campus Kitchen & Rosie’s Cafe
The campus kitchen renovation began in May and will be completed mid-August, in time for school start. The kitchen remodel includes new and renovated appliances, bright new flooring, a new hood exhaust system, and an updated fire suppression system. Luis Guerra, assistant vice president for facilities & campus events, expects the improvements will enliven the campus dining experience and “keep the kitchen smelling fresh and clean.” The kitchen will reopen to eager stomachs the week of August 14.
Rosie’s Cafe will open for the school year with a fresh coat of paint and new flooring.