MUNCIE - Ball State University will Friday host a ribbon cutting for its new Health Professions Building. The $62.5 million building, which opened at the start of the current academic year, houses classrooms, laboratories, offices, a resource hub, simulation labs/suites and clinical spaces. 

The 165,000-square-foot structure is also home to the College of Health, which was founded in 2016. 

University officials say the building was designed to support interprofessional education and the ability for Ball State’s College of Health faculty and students to collaborate across academic disciplines in order to improve patient care.

Ground was broken for the building in 2017.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the Riverside Avenue entrance at 3 p.m.