Cuyamaca College dedicates new, $38 million Student Services Building
Three-story facility to serve as gateway to Rancho San Diego campus
Cuyamaca College's new Student Services building
EL CAJON – Cuyamaca College officially dedicated its new 36,374-square-foot Student Services building that will stand as a gateway to the student-friendly Rancho San Diego campus for decades to come.
A ribbon-cutting event was held Thursday in front of the new, three-story building.
“Cuyamaca College is known throughout our community as a place where students come first, and this fabulous new building will serve as a central hub for students to engage and find the services they need to reach their educational and career goals,” said Interim President Dr. Jessica Robinson.
The $38-million project was funded by Proposition V, a $398-million bond approved by East County voters in 2012 as an investment in the region’s future. Cuyamaca is one of two colleges in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, which a 2021 economic impact report found contributed $1.1 billion annually to the local economy.
Among the programs and departments housed in the new building are an Outreach Welcome Center, Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, Cashiers, Counseling Services, Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), and CalWORKs. In addition to housing most of the student service programs, the building features a variety of outdoor learning and social spaces. Construction included a direct path of travel to upper campus with new ADA paths, sustainable landscaping including the planting of nearly 100 new, native trees, and a safe and central drop-off location.
“On behalf of Cuyamaca College and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, I want to thank the residents of East County for their strong support for our colleges,” said Chancellor Lynn Neault. “Proposition V, which funded this magnificent project, has enabled us to build facilities like this, to keep up with the changing needs of our community.”
For more information about Cuyamaca College, including enrollment and financial aid opportunities, visit www.cuyamaca.edu.