Official Groundbreakings and Building Opening Ceremonies

The Office of Ceremonies & Events oversees the planning of major university and campus-wide events, including groundbreakings and building opening ceremonies.

Due to COVID restrictions, in 2020 we moved to a virtual format for events including groundbreaking ceremonies. We resumed in-person groundbreaking and building opening ceremonies in 2023. Please follow the links below for more information. 


Platform party with shovels at SAMIH groundbreaking


Official Groundbreaking: November 2023



Ribbon cutting at Harmony Commons Official Opening Event

Harmony Commons
Official Building Opening: October 2023



Indigenous House Rendering

Indigenous House
Virtual Groundbreaking: November 2021


SIB Rendering

The Sam Ibrahim Building
Virtual Groundbreaking: May 2021


New Student Residence Rendering

New Student Residence
Virtual groundbreaking: November 2020