UMass Boston to Celebrate Ribbon Cutting of New University Hall

Office of Communications | October 14, 2016
University Hall

University Hall

On Monday, October 17, UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and UMass President Marty Meehan will officially cut the ribbon on the state-of-the-art University Hall, the second new academic building to open on campus in two years.

The four-story, $130 million University Hall provides nearly 2,000 seats of classroom space, along with specialized studios and exhibition spaces for the visual and performing arts, a 150-seat recital hall, a 500-seat auditorium, and a black box theater with adjacent costume and scene shops. The copper-cladded building also houses chemistry labs, study spaces, and specialized instructional spaces.

University Hall opened for classes earlier this year, and is already a favorite study spot for students, who flock to the atrium to take in stunning views of Dorchester Bay, grab a snack at the Beacon Café, or take advantage of the practice studios.

The ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 4 p.m. in the building's auditorium. After a speaking program, visitors are invited to attend a reception and take tours of the building. There will also be a celebration of the arts at UMass Boston featuring a performance by the UMass Boston chorus, a gallery discussion with artist Todd Pavlisko, and a rehearsal of the Performing Arts Department’s Bat Boy: The Musical.

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