Amidst the abandoned military buildings of California’s Fort Ord lies the campus of Cal State University Monterey Bay. A fairly new school, CSUMB’s general campus aesthetics are so-so and contain mix of both the new and the old. The current aesthetics are constantly improving, however, as the University ages and attempts to perfect itself over time. Although most of the facilities serve their purpose, many could stand to be updated. The school gym (or Otter Sports Center) is most in need of renovation and is slightly too small to be practical. The gym is indeed usable, yet the limited space and small quantity of machines and weights can definitely be aggravating during popular workout times. The Student Center, located in the main quad, has been recently been remodeled and redecorated. Unfortunately, despite the recent renovations, the Student Center is rarely used by most students and is frequently vacant. CSUMB’s Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library is by far the school’ nicest and most utilized facility. The three-story (and still in progress) library is home to a computer lab, several classrooms and study rooms, Peet’s coffee shop, a tutoring center, and much more. The library was opened in early 2009 and has become the school’s proudest facility since then.
As the University continues to grow, the campus is constantly making new renovations to buildings for school use. There is currently no talk about the next big project, but at the rate that the other buildings have upgraded, more big changes are soon to come. In the meantime, take advantage of CSUMB’s current facilities and all they have to offer.