8-26-2013

Contact: Dave Isaacs, Isaacs.84@osu.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY: North Residential District Transformation Groundbreaking Ceremony is Wednesday

Celebrating the past, STEPPING into the future

WHO: Joseph A. Alutto, interim president, The Ohio State University
Robert H. Schottenstein, chairman, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees
Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president, Office of Student Life
Jay Kasey, senior vice president, Office of Administration and Planning
Leslie Alexander, chairwoman, Faculty Council, and associate professor, Department of African American and African Studies
Elizabeth Callow, student and president of Residence Halls Advisory Council

WHAT: Groundbreaking on the Ohio State North Residential District Transformation project

WHEN: 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

WHERE: Scott Lawn, located south of Scott House, 146 W. Woodruff Ave.

The Ohio State University will break ground on the North Residential District Transformation project, which will build the facilities that support the Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP), being launched this semester.

In total, approximately 3,200 new bed spaces will be added to the north residential area. The project will also include new dining, recreation facilities and other support services. The project will be completed in autumn semester 2016.