Hesburgh Library: Farewell to the Floor Open House


Location: Hesburgh Library, Second Floor North

This campus open house will launch phase one of the Hesburgh Library renovation, “Restoring an Icon.” All students, faculty, and staff are invited to share in celebrating this milestone event.

We’ll say farewell to sections of the second floor, rows and rows of wooden carrels, tables, and other familiar touchstones we’ve come to know and love.

Enjoy music from the past five decades of the building’s history, holiday sweets, popcorn, and hot cocoa. Renderings and plans of the vision about to be realized will be on display. Be sure to share favorite memories and your well wishes for another 50 years by signing the floor! While the floor will “disappear” in the weeks to come, we’ll have a photo memory to cherish and share.

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