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UVU cuts ribbon on new classroom building

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Posted at 8:49 PM, Dec 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-18 22:49:28-05

OREM, Utah – Utah Valley University cut the ribbon on a new facility Thursday, which will add a lot of space for students.

UVU’s new classroom building is about 250,000 square-feet. It has 36 classrooms and 3,600 seats, almost 1,000 of which are in a new auditorium.

President Matthew Holland said the space will help them meet demand.

“We’ll fill this building quite quickly and use it to turn out more terrific students to work in our businesses and lead in our communities and just go have a good productive life,” he said.

Students will begin using the building when classes resume in January. Holland said the $43.3 million building came in at about $6 million under budget.