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.

Budget/Costs:

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.