Planning and Scheduling a Ceremony

The following guidelines are to assist in planning and scheduling a groundbreaking, dedication/grand opening or naming. These guidelines are designed to help you plan your ceremony. Please keep in mind that every ceremony is different, so not all details will apply.


Costs shall be budgeted and borne by the appropriate hosting department/unit.

Planning Committee:

A planning committee should be formed by an administrator or representative of the applicable department or unit and members should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Administrative representative from the college or unit
  • Chief Business Officer, Health Sciences Vice President/Dean’s Office
  • The communications officer for the School involved
  • The development officer for the school or unit

The committee should initially meet at least three months prior to the date of the ceremony.