Construction is progressing on the new North County Campus Center, and to celebrate the placement of the final beam, Cuesta College is hosting a Topping Out Ceremony on Tuesday, November 8. In building construction, topping out is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction. The public and college campus community are invited to take part in the event, which involves a beam signing, update on Measure L projects, and a chance to watch a crane lift the beam into place.

“We had a great turnout at the SLO Instructional Building’s Topping Out Ceremony a few weeks ago, and we hope just as many folks will come out to this North County Campus Center event to become a part of Cuesta College history,” said Cuesta College Facilities Services Planning and Capitol Projects Director Terry Reece.


What: North County Campus Center Topping Out Ceremony

Date: November 8


7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Beam signing   

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Construction update

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Beam placed atop structure

Location: North County Campus, 2800 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles. Near parking lot 10.


Projected to be completed in the fall of 2017, the North County Campus Center will be a 43,000 square foot, two-story structure housing student services like admissions and records, counseling, financial aid, student life and leadership, health center, bookstore and the cafeteria. Programs and offices displaced by the removal of modular structures will also be located within the structure. Located in the northeast portion of campus, construction on the new structure began in April 2016 and the building is expected to open for use in spring 2018.

Measure L is a $275 million bond that was passed by San Luis Obispo County voters in November 2014. For more information on all bond projects, please visit

For more information on the Topping Out Ceremony, contact the Cuesta College Advancement Office at (805) 546-3279.