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Hinckley Center Facts

  • The groundbreaking took place June 23, 2006—President Hinckley’s 96th birthday.
  • The building was finished and dedicated June 23, 2007—President Hinckley’s 97th birthday.
  • The generous donations of some 70,000 alumni, students, and friends funded the building’s construction.
  • The building is 80,000 square feet.
  • The building's exterior is finished in brick and Utah sandstone quarried near Heber City.
  • The clock tower, which rises 122 feet, also serves as the building’s ventilation system.
  • The roof section of the clock tower was the last piece of steel placed on the building. Before the steel was placed, BYU president Cecil O. Samuelson and other special guests used paint pens to sign it.
  • The interior flooring is travertine marble and the walls feature fine natural cherry wood.
  • Over the fireplace hangs an original work by BYU alumnus Jim Wilcox that captures the beauty of the east side of Mount Timpanogos.
  • A garden gazebo graces the western part of the property.
  • An original work by Greg Olson recently found its home in the Hinckley Center. It was unveiled in August 2015.
  • The second and third floors house offices for the Alumni Association, University Relations, Admissions, the Wheatley Institution, and Performing Arts Management.