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Located on a 104-acre mesa in the geographic heart of San Diego and bordered on two sides by the Tecolote Canyon nature preserve, Mesa College offers students and campus visitors a vibrant campus in a state of transformation. Through voter approved Propositions S and N, the campus is now a state-of-the art learning institution. The college features more than 20 instructional buildings, the new Exercise Science Center, athletic facilities and fields, and in fall, 2016, the new Mesa Commons. Entering through the Sunrise Plaza, visitors walk along a central promenade, featuring environmental learning gardens. There is also a geo-garden,an astronomical observatory, gardens for community use, and several art galleries and displays.
As Mesa grows, it also respects its past. The Rosa Parks Transit Center honors the college’s history with the Mother of Civil Rights Movement. The Gracia Molina de Pick Glass Gallery is dedicated to the legacy of the life-long educator, feminist and community activist. And in 2015, the observatory atop the Math+Science Complex was dedicated to former professor, author and consummate outdoor enthusiast, Jerry Schad.