The Center for Global Innovation ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. outside on the shaded plaza.

Located across from the John M. Pfau Library, the Center for Global Innovation (CGI) is the new home of the College of Extended & Global Education. It provides much needed classroom space. At 71,000 square feet and a cost of $55 million, the three-story structure is the first building on campus to offer classroom space since the opening of the College of Education building in 2008. 

Along with administrative offices, CGI has 24 classrooms designed to accommodate collaborative learning, reconfigurable multi-purpose rooms and casual study lounges.

It also has a 250-seat auditorium and retail food services. With a large patio at the entrance, global gallery and a terrace on the third floor, CGI provides space for gathering and collaborative learning as well as opportunities for indoor and outdoor hosting of special programs.