The west entry porch will be reconstructed this summer, requiring the closure of the west entrances to the lower and first floor levels. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 16, and complete by mid-August. A site logistics plan along with signage and wayfinding will be posted around and throughout the building to aid in navigating around the construction zone.



On Monday, May 16, Starbucks in the LaFortune first floor atrium will cease operations to allow for a complete remodeling of the space that will bring it to current Starbucks standards. Construction is projected to end on the second week of August with plans to reopen on Friday, August 12. During construction time, Starbucks will offer a limited menu at the counter in the Huddle Mart including brewed and iced coffee and tea, flavored frozen coffee drinks, and signature desserts and pastries. While espresso will not be available at this location, customers are encouraged to visit Reckers or Au Bon Pain in the Hesburgh Library for these offerings.



On Monday, May 16, Burger King will cease operations and construction to replace it with Smashburger will begin. Smashburger is scheduled to open on the first floor of LaFortune before the beginning of the new academic year.