Renovation of the North Quad

Jul 2, 2018 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Renovations on the University of Dubuque campus are underway.

With the demise of the ash trees and overall expansion of campus to the south, UD is redesigning the North Quad and creating a new South Quad. The donor-funded project will acknowledge the growth of campus.

Tom Oslund, campus master planner, is redesigning the quadrangle for a new generation. He is also designing a new South Quad that will be located in the green space between the Charles C. Myers Library, Heritage Center, and the Charles and Romona Myers Center.

As part of the redesign, the William C. Laube Memorial Bell Tower was disassembled and a new Laube Campanile will be constructed on the north end of the new South Quad. Dedicated in 1975, the William C. Laube Memorial Bell Tower was named to honor the life and work of William C. Laube, PhD, and his wife, Lydia Arns Laube. William Laube was a University of Dubuque Theological Seminary professor who dedicated his life to improving the quality of instruction for students.

Design work on the North Quad will begin later this summer and be completed by Homecoming 2018. The goal is to have the South Quad completed during the summer of 2019.

Ash trees on The Quad were removed last school year because of age and disease. One of the ash trees was salvaged and sculpted into an 11-foot Spartan statue. Additionally, handcrafted ink pens were created from some of the salvaged ash trees and are available for purchase in the Babka Bookstore.