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Oklahoma State University
Building Business Success

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Construction Timeline

October 7, 2011

OSU makes official announcement of new Business Building to be built directly to the north of the current facility.

Summer 2014

Hanner Hall demolition

Demolition of Hanner Hall is the first step in the construction process.

September 5, 2014

Groundbreaking ceremony

Groundbreaking ceremony attracts nearly 500 people as alumni, students, faculty and staff anticipate a new facility to replace the current Business Building, which has been the school's home since 1966.

April 2015

"The Stacks" demolition

Construction begins with the demolition of a portion of the existing business building structure (called "the stacks") and is completed by the time fall semester classes begin.

April 13, 2016

Beam Signing Event

At the Beam Signing Event, about 700 students, faculty, staff and other supporters sign a pair of steel beams that are used in the building.

April 20, 2016

Topping Out Ceremony

Anticipation for the new Business Building accelerated when the final steel beam was locked into place, shifting the project forward.

September 22, 2017

Time Capsule Ceremony

A variety of items connecting the new building to its approaching opening were sealed inside a time capsule, left to be revealed in 50 years.

January 16, 2018

First Day of Class in the new Building

First classes in the new Business Building are held, beginning with nearly 50 students in a Managerial Accounting class at 7 a.m.

April 13, 2018

Building Dedication Ceremony

Donors, alums, students, faculty, staff and others gathered in the courtyard April 13, 2018, to officially dedicate the new building.