Driscoll Hall opens for fall semester



Earlier this week, Driscoll Hall opened its doors to students for the fall 2008 semester. Construction on the new $32 million building began with the groundbreaking ceremony on April 10 and the dedication of the building is set for October 6. Driscoll Hall, located near the Health Services Building and Sullivan Hall, is a 75,500 square foot building that includes a 200-seat auditorium and a 200-seat lecture hall. Additionally, Driscoll includes clinical simulation labs, research and reading areas and a courtyard. The building is named after Rev. John M. Driscoll, O.S.A., Class of ’48, who served as the 30th president of Villanova from 1975 to 1988. During his tenure, Villanova purchased land to extend the campus to the size it is today. Driscoll was also responsible for overseeing construction and completion of the Connelly Center, the Pavilion and several residence halls.