If you haven't been on campus in a while, now is the time to make a visit. Marian University is growing into a great, Catholic university!
Download a current map of campus for a self-guided tour, or sign up for a campus tour during Homecoming, September 21-23, 2012.
We hope to see you soon. While you're here, there are some highlights you won't want to miss:
The Blessed Mother Mary Shrine and Rosary Walk
The Blessed Mother Mary Shrine and Rosary Walk was dedicated in March 2012. Constructed in the area near the Allen Whitehall Clowes Oriental Garden, the shrine and rosary walk is a beautiful sacred space where the Marian University community can be with God and grow in their spiritual awareness.
St. Vincent Health Field
This beautiful multi-purpose athletic facility is home to Knights soccer, track and field, and football. Completed in 2009, St.Vincent Health Field features an eight lane track and a synthetic field, along with spectator stands, concession stands, and state of the art scoreboard and public address system.
David B. Haire Family Welcome and Alumni Center
The Welcome and Alumni Center was dedicated in 2008 to provide a place for Marian University alumni, friends, and visitors to gather, socialize, and begin their campus visit. The center temprarily houses faculty and staff for the college of osteopathic medicine, who will move into the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences (under construction) in 2013.
Marian University EcoLab
The Marian University EcoLab contains approximately 30 acres of functioning wetland marsh, fen, and swamp habitat. Over 260 species of native plants including 26 sedges, 160+ bird species, and mammals such as beaver, muskrat, mink, and red fox use this island of wetland habitat within the city. Marian University uses the EcoLab as an environmental learning laboratory for their own students, as well as for K-12 groups and the local community. Student visitors to the EcoLab actively participate in environmental restoration activities such as collecting and sowing native plant seed, removing non-native plants, and planting native plant plugs and seedlings. Marian University students use the area in their art, English, biology, and environmental science classes and are working on several research projects such as examining the effects of honeysuckle removal on native vegetation, a cost benefit analysis of methods of protecting tree seedlings from beaver, mapping the location and growth of beaver-carved channels, and assessing the effects of wetlands on water quality.