Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall

Carroll University's Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall is part of a multi-phase project that includes Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories which was recently completed and opened in fall of 2016. The entire project maintains a focus on one of our top priorities, and a key element of the university's strategic plan, to "improve academic quality and strengthen the core educational experience for students."

Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall will replace Lowry Hall and house the nursing, physics/engineering and exercise science programs as well as provide space for other academic classroom needs for Carroll students and faculty. It will occupy the same general location as Lowry Hall and connect to Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories providing easy access between areas. The building is expected to be completed by December 2017 and open for the spring semester in January 2018.

Plans for the second phase have come at a time when space is of necessity; nearly two-thirds of Carroll students major in the sciences. The university is especially strong in the health and medical science fields and has experienced unprecedented demand for programs in the fields of nursing, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, public health, psychology and exercise science/physiology.

Two challenge grants have been issued for the new building including a $1 million challenge grant provided by two trustees, Joseph Zvesper ’76 and Timothy Sullivan ’75 which will help fund project costs. In addition, a $1 million challenge grant was issued by the Bucyrus Foundation of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The funds from that challenge will be designated for the construction of the Bucyrus Center for Applied Physics and Engineering.

Project Timeline

December 2015

Carroll University Board of Trustees approves the project

August 2016

Lowry Hall Demolished

September 2016

Construction begins

Spring 2017

Building is enclosed

January 2018

Building welcomes it's inaugural classes

Webcam and Rendering Video

See all of the ongoing progress here! The project webcam is updated every 10 minutes. To see a rendering video of the building, click here

Weekly Project Reports