The gold shovels are coming out for the Teaching and Learning Complex, which will provide classroom space in the campus core for approximately 2,000 students.
The four-story building will occupy the Surge IV site — to be cleared of its collection of old portable buildings — and extend into the parking lot between Surge IV and the Silo.
The shoveling will take place during the official groundbreaking Thursday, Oct. 31. The program, including a reception, is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. The campus community is invited.
The groundbreaking program will take place on the lawn between Surge IV and the north side of Bainer Hall. RSVPs can be arranged online and are due by Tuesday, Oct. 29. More information is available from Cindy Smith by email or phone, 530-754-2050.
With 101,683 gross square feet, the building will have 20-plus lecture and interactive learning spaces, and multiple indoor and outdoor study areas. Many of the classrooms will feature high-tech display technologies and facilitate research on multiple teaching styles.