Work Begins on Student Center
February 25, 2019 - 05:20 PM
The fences are up and demolition is set to begin as Mt. SAC starts work on the highly anticipated new Student Center.
Row buildings 17, 18, 19B, 19C and 20, located in the center of campus and east of Founders Hall, will be demolished starting in July and fences will be in place until the new three-story building opens in 2022.
Mt. SAC’s existing center opened in 1953 to serve a much smaller college in a very different era and is no longer meeting the needs of the college’s students. The one-story space currently is home to the Student Life Office and Associated Students offices, but has limited group meeting space.
The new 100,000-square-foot Student Center will welcome students into the types of inviting, inclusive, and comfortable places needed to encourage student engagement. The first floor will have a convenience store and an increased number of spaces for students to study either individually or in groups. The second floor of the center will feature a multi-cultural center, a student club kitchen and an updated room for Associated Students to hold their meetings. The building will also provide much-needed event space and conference rooms on all three floors.
Construction of the Student Center is funded by Measure GO, approved by voters in November.