February 17, 2016

University of Detroit Mercy will unveil its new McNichols Campus gateway entrance with a dedication on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m. This will mark the official opening since construction began last October.

All faculty, staff and students are welcome to join UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi in dedicating the new McNichols entrance for the McNichols Campus near the entry gatehouse. Director of Catholic Studies Simon Hendry, S.J., will give a short blessing, and the entrance will officially open following the ceremony.

This new gateway allows improvement in the University’s security and accessibility. It features a security camera system and a license plate reader that will ensure safety for all students, faculty, and visitors. Two lanes have been paved for incoming drivers that will eliminate potential backups onto McNichols Road. The entrance also showcases the stained glass windows on the chapel in Lansing-Reilly Hall.

Spanish tile was used on the gatehouse to match the other buildings on campus. This tile has a life expectancy of over 70 years and was unused material from previous projects, keeping in line with UDM’s green initiative of managing the environment and resources for the benefit of future students.

TMP Associates and McCarthy-Smith Contracting completed the architecture design and construction on the entranceway. Student interns in UDM’s Operations and Construction Management Department provided additional work on the project.

The new McNichols Campus entrance compliments the Livernois Streetscape Enhancement Project, which aims to revitalize the strip of Livernois Avenue from 8 Mile Road to the Lodge Freeway.

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McNichols Entrance