Posted: 11/14/17

“Topping-Off” Ceremony at TAMIU Thursday


New Academic and Laboratory Hall
The New Academic and Laboratory Hall  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will hold its “Topping-Off Ceremony” for its Academic and Laboratory Hall, now under construction on the east end of the 300-acre campus, Thursday, Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m.

The 120,000 gross square feet building will be the largest classroom and laboratory addition to the campus and home to its growing engineering and science programs. The massive structure enables TAMIU to increase popular offerings in critical STEM fields.

Among expected guests are The Texas A&M University System Chancellor, John Sharp; State Senator Judith Zaffirini, State Representative Richard Pena Raymond and Rafael Benavides, representing Congressman Henry Cuellar.

Highlight of the brief ceremony will be the Topping Off Ceremony, which traces its roots to Scandinavian celebrations dating back to 700 AD. Topping-Off ceremonies have become a TAMIU tradition as buildings are added to the campus. Thursday’s ceremony will include a living, six-foot Italian Stone Pine, which will be integrated into the building’s landscaping in the future. A building beam will also be signed by visitors.

The three-story Academic and Laboratory Hall features innovative uses of glass and soaring spaces, and is projected to welcome faculty and students in 2019.

For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu or visit offices the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

University information is also available on its social media sites on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.