SAN DIEGO–Mesa College California is welcoming more than 22,000 students on the first day of fall semester on August 19, with more class sections and a stunning new building at the center of campus.
Welcome Week booths will be set up throughout campus the entire week. Fun activities and refreshments, and lots of information, will ease the stress of the first week of classes.
“Staffing a welcome week booth is one of the best things about my job,” says Pamela T. Luster, president of the college. “It’s like a one-on-one focus group where I get to personally meet students, and also learn how we as a college can serve them better.”
The addition of more than 250 class sections at Mesa was made possible by the passage of Proposition 30, which has helped the San Diego Community College District to partially recover from five years of continued budget cuts. For the fall semester, this translates into 400 new college credit sections district-wide at Mesa, City and Miramar colleges.
San Diego Mesa College was named as the fastest-growing college in California and the seventh fastest-growing in the nation in a special report filed by Community College Week in Nov. 2011. Among the largest community colleges in California and the nation, San Diego Mesa College is a fully accredited, comprehensive two-year college serving 25,000 students and offering more than 190 associate degree and certificate programs.