Rio Grande Campus Building 1000 to close

The main building at ACC’s Rio Grande Campus will close mid-May in advance of a 2½-year renovation project that will update the 100-year-old structure with state-of-the-art classrooms, an ACCelerator, and modern, open common spaces.

The campus will remain open to students, offering more than 100 classes in Building 3000. The main building is expected to reopen in fall 2019.

Rio Grande Building 1000

The main building at the Rio Grande Campus will be renovated with state-of-the-art classrooms and modern spaces.

ACC has worked in recent months to minimize disruption to current and future students. Classes offered at Rio Grande Campus are moving to nearby campuses including Highland, Eastview, and Riverside. Additionally, a small number of classes have been converted to distance learning courses or hybrid courses that combine classroom and online learning.

Mike Midgely, vice president of instruction, says flexible and newly developed space at Highland Campus will accommodate many Rio Grande classes and offices. The centrally located campus also offers the advantage of the 604-seat ACCelerator computer lab.

Rio Grande Campus offices and faculty will begin moving in late May and early June. Over the summer Arts and Humanities programs will begin their permanent move to ACC Highland inside the former mall area, where they will be housed with a future Creative and Digital Arts Center. The college’s American Sign Language & Interpreter Training and Human Services program departments, as well as Rio Grande campus management and police, will be in Building 3000 during construction.

The Rio Grande renovation is one of several ongoing ACC voter-approved capital improvement projects. Follow design and construction updates on ACC’s Capital Improvement Projects website.

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