SAVE THE DATE: Alumni Center Topping Out Ceremony

Friday, Oct. 13 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Alumni Center

A topping out ceremony is a construction tradition that has been occurring in some fashion for centuries as a celebration of project milestones. Traditionally, this ceremony occurs when the final structural beam is raised into place, completing the building’s frame. However, some projects celebrate this tradition when the highest beam is placed. 

On Friday, Oct. 13 from 11 to 11:30 a.m., a topping out ceremony will take place at the MSUM Alumni Center, just north of the Center for Business. Project partners will sign the beam from 11 to 11:20 a.m. and the final beam will be raised at 11:30 a.m.

The campus is welcome to watch this ceremonial practice.

Check out the Alumni Center live webcam.