We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.

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Do you have any menus from Christmas meals served to students?

One of the earliest menus recorded in the Archives is for the Christmas dinner served to students on Dec. 25, 1812. The diary of Fr. John McElroy, S.J., notes that: “On Christmas Day the students had for dinner – 1st dish, Corn’d pork and Cabbage, 2nd Smoaked Beef and Turnips, 3d Spare ribs Roasted & 4th Roast Geese. Toddy, Apples, Cakes and Crackers – there were six dishes of each kind served up. They had warm cakes, buttered, for Breakfast.”