Long-Term Facilities Vision for Rocklin Campus

The majority of Sierra College’s Rocklin campus facilities and infrastructure was constructed in the 1960s. Although the college has done an excellent job of maintaining these facilities, many of our buildings and infrastructure systems are now well beyond their useful life and in need of major renovation or replacement.

In 2017, the college updated its Facilities Master Plan, establishing a long-term vision for the Rocklin campus and, in June 2018, voters in Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento counties approved Measure E, the first bond approved for the Rocklin Campus since 1957. This $350 million bond will fund the implementation of the first phase of this Master Plan, and includes projects such as the renovation and construction of new classrooms, a new science building, a new public safety center, renovation of the music building and theater, renovation of the student services center and campus bookstore, improvements to traffic circulation, and a new parking structure.

Sierra College will also supplement Measure E bond funds with operating funds it has saved over time, proceeds from the development of properties owned by the college, as well as state facilities bond funding. Taken together, we estimate that approximately $500 million will be available to support new construction and modernization of Rocklin Campus facilities.

Watch the Future of Sierra College Rocklin Campus Unfold

Construction-Related Press Releases and Media Coverage

  • Sierra College Welcomes Students, Community Members for Grand Opening

    Fall 2023 semester instruction at Sierra College began on August 21 with increased enrollment and a new instructional building, Building Q, made possible by the community’s support for Measure E.

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  • Sierra College Completes Planned Sale of $63M in Measure E General Obligation Bonds

    Sierra College District sold $63 million Measure E General Obligation Bonds approved by registered voters in 2018.

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  • Sierra College Breaks Ground on Affordable Student Housing with Support from the State of California and Local Donors

    Sierra College broke ground today on a campus-changing student housing complex that when completed will provide housing for more than 350 students. Construction of the student housing project is made possible through funding from the State of California and Sierra College general funds. Through careful planning, the monthly rent for most students will be substantially below market…

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  • Sierra College Makerspace and Entrepreneurship Center Opening April 2022 on the Rocklin Campus

    Sierra College recently unveiled the Sierra College Makerspace and Innovation Center on its Rocklin Campus as a core element of its Applied Technology Center.

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  • Sierra College’s New Instructional Building Progresses in 2022 with Ceremonial Beam Signing

    On Tuesday, January 18th, Sierra College held a ceremonial beam signing for its New Instructional Building which broke ground last fall on the Rocklin campus.

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  • Sierra College Earns Upgraded Aaa Rating for Bond Issuance

    Sierra College has announced that its issuance rating for the second series of Measure E bonds has been upgraded by Moody’s to Aaa from Aa1. The Aaa rating is rare for a community college.

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