Memorial Union and Fogler Library Courtyard

Memorial Union, Fogler Library Courtyard

Between front of Memorial Union and east entrance to Fogler Library, southeast of campus Mall

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Plaque honoring the Class of 1945
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With the Union the hub of much student activity and the Library the academic heart of the University, the courtyard between the two facilities was ideal for a design serving the concept of the Campus Arboretum: to weave buildings together and encourage social interactions. Look for thoughtfully planned walkways, a collection of woody and herbaceous plantings, and — at the northwest corner of the Union — a sculpture with accompanying semi-circular seating. Created by (now) Professor Emerita of Art Deborah DeMoulpied, the sculpture, known as the Class of 1945 Memorial, honors those who “sacrificed so much” in World War II (see sculpture plaque). In 2021, a standing plaque was added in front of the Memorial, honoring the Greatest Generation.