Students and faculty to sign off on final, highest EMU beam

Just as Ducks were able to spray paint, graffiti and take sledge hammers to the old Erb Memorial Union before it was demolished, students and faculty will have the opportunity to leave their lasting mark on the new EMU.

Tuesday, April 28, marks a significant milestone for the EMU renovation and expansion project. The final — and highest — beam of the new EMU will be set in place, effectively “topping out” the upward construction process.

To celebrate the landmark, members of the campus community will have the opportunity to sign the beam with their names and a personal message, preserving their words for future generations (no graffiti or sledge hammers this time, please). The beam will be available for signing in the EMU amphitheater from noon to 4 p.m. April 28.

The signing event will emphasize the work, both ongoing and already completed, on the entire construction project. It will also highlight the new additions set to open in the near future: a reconfigured Fishbowl, south dining services and a new seating terrace.

For an overview of the renovation and expansion project, click here.

— By Nathaniel Brown, Public Affairs Communications intern