St. Norbert College: To upgrade residence halls over the summer

De Pere, Wis.: As soon as Commencement is over in mid-May, the work on residence halls at St. Norbert College will commence.

    St. Norbert residence halls Sensenbrenner, Madelaine/Lorraine Hall (Mad/Lor), Bergstrom and Victor McCormick (VMC) are slated to receive substantial renovations and updates. The renovations will improve the residential experience for approximately 675 students, primarily those in their first and second years.

    St. Norbert College facilities staff and Miron Construction are partnering to install LED lighting, new flooring, updated bathroom fixtures, power supplies for air-conditioning units and intelligent fire-alarm systems. Room built-ins will be replaced with movable furniture along with other décor updates.

    St. Norbert secured a $6 million investment to complete the residence hall renovations. Historically low interest rates allowed the college to advance its housing implementation plan by about 15 years.

    “This project supports all three pillars of the SNC Strategic Plan, supporting the curricular and co-curricular experience, financial and operational excellence and mission radiance,” said Autumn Anfang, vice president for business and finance at St. Norbert.

    Sensenbrenner, Mad-Lor and Bergstrom will be closed all summer; VMC will re-open on July 5. SNC will still host all 32 summer camps as originally scheduled.

    Projects already completed include the construction of Gries Hall, renovations to Burke Hall and the purchase of the Prémontré and Xanten apartment buildings. On deck, Michels Hall and Mary Minahan McCormick Hall (MMM) will undergo their own renovations, and there are plans to construct more housing.