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Official Groundbreaking Ceremony at Wilmington University’s Brandywine Location

Wilmington University groundbreaking ceremony.

Commemorating a milestone with the ceremonial dig. From left: Judge Joseph Farnan Jr., Wilmington University Board Chairman; Dr. LaVerne Harmon, Wilmington University President; Phillip Closius, Law School Dean; Mark Hutton, Regional President, Delaware, M&T Bank

At a groundbreaking event on Jan. 25, 2024, Wilmington University officials announced the construction of two landmark buildings at its Brandywine site: a Convocation Center and a School of Law. Completion dates for both buildings are tentatively scheduled for 2025.

Convocation Center

The state-of-the-art Convocation Center will span an impressive 85,000 square feet. A 2,000-seat auditorium with a spacious stage destined to host graduation ceremonies and other events will welcome guests via a grand foyer. The Center will also house the University’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI). 

School of Law Building

The three-story, 52,000-square-foot law building will embody sophisticated design. Its centerpiece is a majestic three-floor atrium with expansive windows that emanate natural light. Spanning the second floor, a library and both large and private study rooms will offer a sanctuary for focused academics. The third floor will include faculty and administrative offices. Echoing the design of Varsalona Hall, the current building at the Brandywine location, the rear façade will be predominantly glass, providing students with tranquil views of the surrounding woodlands. 

“These new buildings represent an exciting and pivotal moment in Wilmington University’s history,” says Wilmington University President Dr. LaVerne Harmon. “They also signify progress, growth, and our sustained efforts to provide opportunity as well as enhanced learning environments and exceptional facilities our students deserve.”

Watch the groundbreaking ceremony video for a recap of the event.

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