On April 4, 2016, in a ceremony attended by students, faculty, staff, members of the College's Board of Trustees and friends of Assumption College, ground was officially broken at the site of Assumption's New Academic Building, symbolizing the commencement of construction of the College's new 60,000-square-foot center of intellectual, cultural and spiritual enrichment. 

“This new building is more than just bricks and mortar, it will be a visible manifestation of the centrality of the intellectual life of the campus and the mission of the institution,” stated Assumption College President Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., in his address. “It will symbolize the integration of the classic liberal arts tradition with professional formation; a melding of philosophies and ideals that will help students grow through immersion in the Catholic intellectual tradition.”

Rev. Peter Precourt, A.A. ’70, delivered the blessing for the new site, asking that God guide and protect the construction of the new building and that its completion "enliven our faith and make us grateful."

Francis J. Bedard, Esq., CPA ’81, chairman of the Assumption College Board of Trustees praised the impact the new building will have on the Assumption Community. “Assumption College, through its commitment to a classical and Catholic liberal arts education, is dedicated to educating well-rounded graduates," he noted in his remarks.  "We are pleased that this building will further these goals, serving as both a crossroads and hub for the College’s academic and arts disciplines.”

At the culmination of the ceremony President Cesareo; Bedard, Esq.; Louise Carrol Keeley, Ph.D., Assumption Provost and Academic Vice President and Rev. Precourt used golden shovels to officially break ground.

You can read more about the groundbreaking here.

President Francesco Cesareo’s full groundbreaking speech