Hoover Hall will replace the Hub, in the Union Building, as the primary student dining option on campus.
The construction of R. David and Suzanne A. Hoover Hall will fulfill a core element of the University’s Campus Master Plan, which was approved by the Board of Trustees in October of 2010 and called for the transformation of the campus core into a place of greater connection, contemplation, and creativity. A gift from Dave and Suzanne Hoover (both '67) will provide a large portion of the funds necessary for the hall's construction.
Hoover Hall will replace the current “Hub,” a food- court-style dining hall that was originally intended to serve 350 students and now must accommodate more than 1,000 DePauw students daily. The new hall will serve as the primary dining space for first- year students and upper-class students living in University housing.
In addition to new dining spaces within Hoover Hall, a pair of gifts from Sarah and John Wallace (both '76) and Jim B. Stewart '73 will provide the funds for a dining room and new meeting spaces for smaller gatherings of students and faculty.
The University is currently working with Robert A.M. Stern Architects on the design of the Hoover Hall. DePauw has selected Turner Construction to lead the construction of the project as the construction manager. The project is nearing the completion of the Design Development Phase and will then enter into the Construction Document Phase which is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2014.