College of San Mateo
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Contact: Mike Habeeb                                                                                                                                   
CSM Public Relations & Marketing
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For Immediate Release

College of San Mateo to celebrate Buildings 5 & 10 Groundbreaking March 5
San Mateo, CA; February 26, 2009—Featuring golden shovels and hard hats, College of San Mateo will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new Buildings 5 & 10 at a ceremony March 5, starting at 2:15 pm. The free event will take place on the east side of Buildings 14 and 15 (inner campus quad) and is open to the public. For map of and directions to campus, visit

Members of the San Mateo County Community College District, including its chancellor and board; local officials; CSM administrators, faculty, staff, and students; and representatives of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., the project's design-build contractor, are expected to attend. Refreshments will be served at the end of the ceremony.

Building 5
Serving as a spectacular south entrance onto the campus, CSM's new 88,000 square-foot Building 5 will house various allied health programs (including nursing, dental, and cosmetology) and a fitness center. A new aquatic center will also be built. Move into the building is scheduled for the Fall 2010 semester.

Building 10
Located near the center of campus, CSM’s new 140,000 square-foot Building 10 will serve as the College’s signature building and will support both student services and instructional programs. Building 10 will be a "one-stop" center of student services, including admissions, career services, counseling, health center, financial Aid, disabled students programs & services, extended opportunities programs & services, welcome center, cafeteria, and bookstore. The building will also house administrative, division, and faculty offices, along with the new Integrative Learning Center (ILC), a centralized tutorial and student support lab where students can get assistance across the disciplines from writing and mathematics to speech communication and foreign languages. Move into the building is scheduled for the Fall 2011 semester.

Both Buildings
Both buildings are targeted to receive LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), demonstrating CSM's commitment to sustainable building design and construction. Funding for the projects comes from San Mateo County voter-approved Measure A general obligation bonds, which can only used for construction. For more information on the Buildings 5 and 10 projects, please visit

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