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Located on a 104-acre mesa in the geographic heart of San Diego and bordered on two sides by the Tecolote Canyon nature preserve, Mesa College offers students and campus visitors a vibrant campus in a state of change. Through voter approved Propositions S and N, the campus is being transformed into a state-of-the art learning institution. In addition to more than 20 instructional buildings, athletic facilities and fields, and a central promenade, the college offers outdoor environmental leaning areas, an astronomical observatory, gardens for community use, and several art galleries and displays.

As Mesa grows, it also respects its past. The Rosa Parks Transit Center honors the college’s history with the Mother of Civil Rights Movement. The Gracia Molina de Pick Glass Gallery is dedicated to the legacy of the life-long educator, feminist and community activist. And a move is underway to have the observatory atop the Math+Science Complex named after former professor, author and consummate outdoor enthusiast, Jerry Schad.