Irvine campus students

We’re Moving to 3 Banting

STARTING THIS SPRING semester, some 2,000 students attending the university’s Irvine Campus will report to new quarters at 3 Banting, Irvine, about four miles southwest of the branch campus’s current location at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.

The new location will provide a more central venue for the university’s branch campus, near the intersections of the 405 freeway and 133 toll road and the 5 freeway and toll road, about two miles from the Irvine Spectrum. The relocated campus will offer mass transit advantages and include onsite parking for faculty, students and staff.

As the only California State University campus in Orange County, “Cal State Fullerton has a special responsibility to make our programs easily accessible,” explains CSUF President Milton A. Gordon. “The CSU was founded to provide broad access to degree-seekers. Given the economic and environmental impact of the county’s existing traffic congestion, bringing the university’s programs to the people of central and south Orange County is looking greener every day.”

Established with support from the CSU in 1989 to meet the higher education needs of central and south Orange County, Cal State Fullerton’s branch campus offers many of the resources of a large university and a program of upper-division, credential and graduate-level courses in a smaller, more intimate learning environment. The original site of the university’s branch campus was in Mission Viejo on the southeast corner of Saddleback College, where the first classes were held in fall 1989.

Since 2002, the CSUF Irvine Campus has occupied 46,000 square feet of space at the former Marine base adjacent to the Great Park. The university must relocate by the end of August 2011 to make way for development of the Great Park Neighborhood project.

“We are leasing the entire building of approximately 70,000 square feet,” Jay Bond, associate vice president for facilities management, said about the new Irvine Campus site.

The university’s seven-year lease at the new location will provide sufficient time for the university to pursue permanent quarters in the surrounding area.

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