St. Bonaventure Campus

Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center

Campus Address: 16-18 W. Van Buren St., Joliet, IL 60432

smiling students in front of st bonaventure campus

The building is named in honor of philanthropist and entrepreneur, the late Robert W. Plaster, and “in recognition of a significant six-figure gift by The Robert W. Plaster Foundation,” said President Arvid C. Johnson.

The University of St. Francis opened the former Mode Theater building in August 2014 after a $2.7 million interior and exterior renovation of the 18,000-square-foot building, including classrooms, a courtroom for mock trial activities, student study and leisure space, computer labs and offices. A business incubator is a major feature of the building and will support USF’s undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship degree programs.

The building, donated to USF by BMO Harris Bank, also houses the College of Arts & Sciences’ Recreation and Sport Management and History, Political Science and Criminal & Social Justice degree programs. The College of Business & Health Administration’s Transportation & Logistics Management program is also based there.