DUBUQUE- On March 16, 2016, a lightning strike hit the cross at the top of the Visitation Complex, located on the corner of Alta Vista and University Ave.
After such a horrific tragedy, students were desperately in need of a break. Luckily, Loras’ spring break was only a few days after the fire.
While all of the students were gone, this gave time for Loras faculty to figure out what is in store the the Vis’ future. Matt Saylor, Assistant Director of Campus Safety, says that they had the insurance company check the building to see whether students will be able to move back in, or if they tear down the Vis as a whole.
The insurance company will respond back to Loras within 30 to 60 days for an official verdict.
The south side of the Visitation Complex is now completely functional. Most students who lived on the north side of the building have moved to the south side, and all classes in the Vis are in action.
Keane Hall is still providing everyday items for students involved with the fire.