Shovels and dirt. These were the main attractions at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Inman Admissions Center on Friday, Oct. 18.

Members of Elon's faculty joined trustees and donors to break ground at the construction site which was previously the Moseley parking lot.

President Leo Lambert and Vice President of Admissions Greg Zaiser both spoke at the ceremony.They said that as Elon's student body continues to grow, the admissions department must grow with it.

According to the Office of Admissions, 10,905 prospective students visited Elon's campus last year.

The new building is expecting completion in 2015 and will serve as a home base for tour groups and the Office of Admissions, which Zaiser said needs a new home.

"I'm looking forward to all of us being together. We're a good, tight staff. We work well together, we collaborate, and this will be the first time in the 20 years I've been associated with admissions at Elon that we've all been under one roof," Zaiser said.

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