University of North Georgia officials on Wednesday showed off its new $37 million convocation center, located on its Dahlonega campus.
The 103,000 square-foot facility will be used for basketball games, commencement ceremonies, concerts and military training exercises. Additionally, the center has classroom space and three labs. It will also host community and regional events, such as job fairs, tournaments and large-scale meetings.
The facility was funded through $31 million in state funds with the rest of the money coming from university sources, officials said.
UNG officials previously held a handful of events at the center. Wednesday was the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility. Attendees included Gov. Nathan Deal and University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley.