MSJC, city officials hold ‘Temecula Transformation Celebration’ for new campus

People gather for a Mt. San Jacinto Junior College transformation ceremony at the future site of the Temecula campus, Sept. 13. The campus will be ready for college students in fall 2020 after the renovation is complete. Shane Gibson photo
Mt. San Jacinto College and Temecula city officials kicked off the renovation of what will soon be the college’s Temecula Valley Campus with a celebration that included speeches and the demolition of a fake brick wall, Friday, Sept. 13.The campus, which is set to open to students for the fall 2020 semester, consists of two 5-story buildings at 41888 Motor Car Parkway in Temecula that Mt. San Jacinto College purchased from Abbott Laboratories in March 2018. Abbott will retain ownership of its other buildings in the area.The buildings have a combined area of about 175,000 square feet – about the same square footage as all of the buildings on the college’s Menifee Valley Campus, which serves 15,000 students, put together.Roger Schultz, Ph.D., superintendent and president of
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