University Center Transformation Project to Hold "Topping Ceremony" for UC North

The University Center Transformation Project continues at a breakneck pace toward the opening of Phase 1 at the beginning of 2014.  While nine months of construction are left between now and Phase 1 completion, the steel structure for UC North, the new home for student involvement on campus, will be complete in early April.

To commemorate the final steel structure at the highest point of the building, a “Topping Out” ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 10th, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, inside the UC North Construction Site.  At 2:00 PM, students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to sign one of the beams inside UC North, permanently making their mark on one of the most exciting new buildings on campus.  At 3:00 PM, the formal Topping Out Ceremony will occur.  After a few remarks from individuals involved with the project including Tadd Tellepsen, President of Tellepsen Corp., a tall pine tree will be hoisted to the top of the building to signify growth – both literally in terms of new construction and metaphorically with regard to student development.

Both events are open to the entire University community.   Please see map below for the entrance location for the event:

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More about University Centers: Student Centers includes the UC North, UC South and UC Satellite. Our facilities exist to support our diverse campus community and enrich the campus life experience by providing quality programs, retail, dining, and customer services and facilities focused on student engagement and involvement, student learning and student success. The NEW UC is focused on providing clean, comfortable and convenient gathering spaces for people to meet and connect with each other. Our new meeting and event spaces are available for conducting organization meetings, social events, and educational programs. The UC Satellite offers a variety of dining and retail services along with gathering space. All of our facilities offer state of the art wireless capability.