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Campus Facilities

Academic Buildings

Dominguez Hall (2008) houses state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture auditoriums, small breakout rooms for student collaboration, faculty offices and features an outdoor patio as well as a coffee bar.

Escalante Hall (2014) is a three-story, 76,000-square-foot building that houses CMU's Department of Languages, Literature and Mass Communication. Inside, you'll find four computer labs, one open lab, several lecture-style classrooms, numerous small seminar rooms, two TV studios and offices for faculty and staff.

The Archuleta Engineering Center (2009), located near the Bishop Campus in the Foresight Industrial Park, houses classrooms and offices for construction management, mechanical engineering, and machining technology programs. The center features an electrical lab, a computer lab and 9,200 square-feet of high bay learning labs.

Building B (1997), located on the Bishop Campus, houses WCCC student service offices, Chez Lena restaurant, and instructional space for culinary arts, computer-aided design, P.O.S.T. Academy and high school programs.

The Fine Arts Building (2002), provides studio laboratories, offices, and classrooms for studio art, graphic design and mass communication. This facility has a large covered outdoor work areas for ceramics kilns and a bronze foundry. A state-of-the-art television production studio is part of the mass communication facilities. The building design allows viewing of the studio activities from the hallways. It is also home to KRMJ-TV, the Grand Junction affiliate of Rocky Mountain PBS.

Houston Hall (1940), the first permanent building constructed on CMU's main campus, was renovated and expanded in 2010-2011 and includes classrooms and computer laboratories where a variety of subject areas are taught such as humanities and social and behavioral sciences.

The Moss Performing Arts Center (2002, 2009), added a 300-seat recital hall, a 150-seat experimental theatre, choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, offices, and music practice rooms to the former Walter Walker Fine Arts Center (1969). The south side of the building is home to classroom, office, and performance space for theatre programs. This portion of the building features a 605- seat theatre with fly loft and modern drama lighting systems. A three-story addition completed in 2009 includes a scene shop, a costume shop, and a dance studio.

The Maverick Center (2010) houses classroom and laboratories for health sciences and kinesiology programs, intercollegiate athletic facilities, and campus recreation facilities. Included in the Maverick Center are: El Pomar Natatorium, one of the premier aquatic facilities in the Western United States, featuring a 50-meter competition pool that is ten lanes wide and eight feet deep, with two movable bulkheads. A diving well includes a pair of one- and three-meter boards. The natatorium also features water agitators and 3M sparger; a state-of- the-art Colorado Time Systems with speedlights and aqua-grip touch pads; Paragon sand top starting platforms with quickset anchors; a 21-foot by 10-foot digital display system; 22 loudspeakers that surround the pool; and 750 permanent balcony seats. The Hamilton Recreation Center consists of a large fitness/ strength training area equipped with weights and cardiovascular machines, a recreation gymnasium for intramural sports, two championship racquetball/ handball/wallyball courts, and an indoor track.

The Maverick Pavilion (2009) is a 45-foot tall 13,000 square-foot structure, and includes heating and air conditioning for seasonal weather. It is located south of the football/softball fields and is venue to several indoor sport activities during inclement weather. A 2014 addition added 16,000 square feet to the existing structure, including a basketball court, a 36-foot climbing wall, a cycling center and a golf simulator.

The Monfort Family Human Performance Lab, is an integrative multi-use laboratory that features state-of-the art equipment and provides advanced physiological and biomechanical performance and wellness testing for students, faculty, staff and community members.

The Roe F. Saunders Field House, originally constructed in 1968 and expanded in 1996, provides facilities for a variety of physical education and recreation activities and includes Brownson Arena, a 2000-seat arena that surrounds the Wayne Nelson Court and is home to Colorado Mesa University's basketball and volleyball teams.

The north end of the Maverick Center complex includes the Elliott Tennis Center and Walker Field Stadium, home to Maverick tennis, soccer, and lacrosse. Immediately west of the complex are physical education and practice athletic fields, the Bus Bergman Field, and a softball stadium/field.

The John U. Tomlinson Library (1986), expands the traditional library concept to include physical and electronic holdings and circulation of 365,000 library materials that are available in a variety of formats. About 23,000 journal titles are available via the library website and more than 20 million items are available through Prospector.

Wubben Hall and Science Center (1962, 2010) Wubben Hall contains classrooms, laboratories, offices and storage areas for physical and life sciences, mathematics and computer sciences. A special feature is the Weldon Lecture Hall that seats 100 persons. This building was completely remodeled in 1998 and connected to the Science Center. In 2010, a three-story, 31,900 square-feet addition to the west of the existing facility expanded classroom and research space for the College's science programs.

The Science Center (1996, 2010) contains modern laboratories for biology, chemistry, geology and environmental sciences. This building also contains an electron microscopy laboratory and an herbarium. A special feature is the octagonal Saccomanno Lecture Hall that seats 120 persons and has full multimedia capabilities. An attractive courtyard between this building and Wubben Hall provides space for outdoor lectures and study. There is also a rooftop greenhouse that houses tropical vegetation for biology students to study.

The Kerry Youngblood Building (1992), located on the Bishop campus, houses WCCC administrative offices and classrooms and laboratories for automotive and diesel technology, welding, process systems technology and technology integration.

Rotary Hall (1969, remodeled in 2008, 2010, 2014) is the home of CMU's International Programs and Services Office and BridgePathways® at CMU, an on-campus, intensive English program to prepare academically qualified students for full admission to CMU.

Administrative Buildings

The Admissions Welcome Center (2008) houses offices for admissions staff responsible for assisting students with a smooth transition into their higher education experience. The Welcome Center offers multimedia meeting spaces for visitation programs and campus tours.

The Campus Services Center (2007) houses offices for purchasing, warehouse/receiving, and mailroom staff as well as offices, shops and storage areas for facilities staff.

Residence Life (2008), located directly across from the Admission Welcome Center and next to the Outdoor Program (OP), houses staff responsible for the on-campus living experience. In addition to providing educational events and activities, Residence Life helps to create safe, positive communities; offers leadership opportunities; and manages student behavioral concerns.

Lowell Heiny Hall (1967), is a four-level building housing faculty and administrative offices remodeled in 1986-87. The garden level/first floor serves as a hub for student services including the Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, Business Office, and the Advising Center. The west side of the building features the Gordon Gilbert Amphitheater (dedicated 2009), an outdoor gathering/classroom space.

The Outdoor Program (OP) Office is Colorado Mesa University's headquarters for outdoor adventure and education. Located next to Residence Life, the OP office offers a gathering space and provides equipment rentals for biking, boating, camping, mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding and more.

Residence Halls

Bunting Hall (2011) is the University's newest residence hall. It is a coed, suite-style building that can accommodate up to 328 students. The building offers suites with standard double rooms, lofted doubles, singles, super single rooms.

Grand Mesa Hall (2006) houses 288 residents in suites with a mixture of single, super single and double bedrooms. Each suite has at least two bathrooms with separate counter and sink facilities. Suites are furnished with "bunkable" beds and movable furniture. The living area in each suite has comfortable seating and a 32" flat screen, wall-mounted television.

Monument Hall (1997) provides suite-style living. Monument Hall houses 180 residents in suites that share a bathroom. Each double-bed room is furnished with carpet and moveable furniture.

North Avenue Hall (2009) is configured in five or six-bed suites in the east wing and six-bed apartments in the north wing, and houses 304 residents.

Piñon Hall (1967), Rait Hall (1966) and Tolman Hall (1966) provide comfortable living quarters for 200 residents in each hall. Most rooms are doubles, but a few single rooms are available.

Garfield Hall (2013, expanded in 2014) is a traditional hall housing first-year students. Rooms are furnished with carpet and moveable furniture.

Walnut Ridge Apartments (1978) are furnished three- and four-bedroom units available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Orchard Avenue Apartments (2012) houses 184 students (sophomores, upper classmen and transfer students only) in three-bed and six-bed apartments.

Community & Outdoor Spaces

The University Center (2010, remodeled in 2014) is a new two-story, 100,000 square-foot building and four-level parking structure that serves as the hub of campus life.

The new facility features expanded retail food service options; a convenience store; a Starbucks Coffee with a fireplace lounge; a dining hall; a large lounge space for electronic gaming, pool tables, large screen TV's; and a Wells Fargo Banking Center. The first floor of the center also houses the MAVcard Office; an Information Desk/Parking Services customer service area, Career Services, and CMU's student-run pub, The Point,

The center's second floor houses offices for The Criterion newspaper, Horizon Magazine, KMSA 91.3FM radio, the Campus Design Studio; and the Center for Student Involvement that includes office and meeting spaces for Associated Student Government, Programming Activities Council, Club Advisory Board, and the Cultural Diversity Board. The building also features a large study lounge with 24-hour access for registered students; a large ballroom; six meeting rooms, five of which have a small terrace; administrative offices; and a large south-facing terrace.

The Academic Quad is the quadrangle surrounded by Wubben Hall to the north, Moss Performing Arts Center to the east, Houston Hall to the south, and Tomlinson Library to the west. Throughout the year it is used as one of the campus' major corridors, and as an outdoor meeting space for various campus events and activities.

The Elm Avenue Quad sits between Monument Hall, the Admissions Welcome Center, and Albers Hall. This space is utilized for many student activities throughout the year including the Homecoming bonfire, Piñon Palooza, and some all-campus barbecues. Students are regularly found here playing Frisbee, tossing a football, or socializing. The quadrangle/pedestrian mall features "Where Rivers Meet" (2006), a fountain that seeks to portray the Grand Valley's history, geography and the legacy of the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers.

Delta Field is located in front of the Fine Arts Building. The space is used throughout the year for various campus activities and contains expansive fields for intramural and club sports.

The Plaza is an ellipse-shaped open area equipped with lighting and electricity, surrounded by seating and bounded by Escalante Hall, Dominguez Hall, Monument Hall and the University Center.

The Development Center (2004), located on North Avenue at College Place, houses offices, storage space and the Little Mavericks Learning Center (2010) which offers childcare to Colorado Mesa University students, faculty, and staff.