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Marquette students move out of "beer can" McCormick Hall for the last time

Posted at 10:14 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 01:18:44-04

For the dorm building known as the “beer can,” McCormick Hall, this weekend was last call. 

Students will move out for a final time from the iconic building that was both a home, and a legend. 

For 50 years, living at 1530 Wisconsin Ave. has been a rite of passage on the Marquette campus. 

“It was awesome. I'm going to miss it so much," said freshman Allys Cartwright. 

McCormick is both famous and infamous among students for its occasionally rank aroma and the nickname “the beer can.”

That moniker becomes obvious once you look at the building, and it hints to some of the illicit things students at the dorm got away with. 

“There is some stuff that we did that should not be said,” said freshman Mary Dooley. 

“It’s pretty legendary,” said sophomore Eddie Dooley. 

Beyond all that, it was many students’ first home away from home. Jessica Janzer and Nicole Schmidt spent their first year at college together in one of McCormick’s dorm rooms. 

“Great, great. Tight quarters but best times,” Janzer said. 

It’s why they are sad to see it go.

“It’s iconic, yep,” said Schmidt.