Montgomery College Breaks Ground on Rockville Campus Student Service Center

Montgomery College held a groundbreaking ceremony on the Rockville Campus today, marking the start of construction for the new Student Services Center. The 130,000 square-foot building will provide a centralized location for all student services at the campus.

“We want students to get good guidance quickly, access financial aid, and register for classes that match their academic and professional goals. This building is designed with precisely this process in mind,” said Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College.

The building will be configured to provide easy access to the most frequently visited student service functions, including admissions, counseling, registration, financial aid, assessment, disability support services, veterans’ services, the career transfer center, and student life, among others. The lobby will provide seating and gathering space for the expanded MBI Café—a student-run coffee service—as well as receptions and presentations.

The building will also house the Office of Student Affairs’ deans, the School of Education (instructional and administrative space), instructional space (open lab, plus five class labs), the Rockville Campus’ safety and security office, the Office of the Vice President and Provost, and the Rockville Campus facilities office.

“I am pleased that the student services center is now shovel-ready,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett at the ceremony. “This fantastic building will give students an easier and supportive launch into their college career.”

The Student Services Center was funded with support from the state and the county. It was designed by Cho Benn Holback + Associates, A Quinn Evans Company. The general contractor for the project is Grunley Construction Company, Inc.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

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