Construction crews are busy at the College’s Rockville Campus creating a new state-of-the-art Student Services Center that will consolidate all major student services into one building. The new 130,000-square-foot student services center is designed to streamline and improve services for students on the Rockville 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 provide a centralized location for all student service functions including the welcome center, admissions, registration, counseling and advising, financial aid, assessment, disability support, veterans services, the career transfer center, international student services, student life, and student affairs, among others.
“This fantastic building will give students an easier and supportive launch into their college career,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett at the June 29 groundbreaking ceremony of the Student Services Center.
Additionally, the building will house the School of Education, instructional space (an open lab and classrooms), the Rockville Campus Office of the Vice President and Provost, and the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. The lobby will offer seating for the expanded Macklin Business Institute Café, as well as for student gatherings and presentations.
“Montgomery College is working to make the students’ journeys easier,” said Mahmoud Fatta, an architecture major at Montgomery College. “This building will make it much easier for students to navigate throughout the campus and the College.”
The College expects to complete the new building in time for the start of the fall semester in 2019.