The Promise of Spring Valley
Designed for the long view
From its inception, Colorado Mountain College was created to serve the communities within its district. More than 50 years ago, local ranchers donated over 800 acres to create the CMC Spring Valley campus.
Overlooking the picturesque Roaring Fork Valley, this campus has been a hub for residential and commuter students alike from the beginning.
Responding to the needs of the 21st century student, Colorado Mountain College is undergoing a transformation of the campus infrastructure while staying true to our vision: to be the most inclusive and innovative student-centered college in the nation, elevating the economic, social, cultural and environmental vitality of our beautiful Roaring Fork Valley.
The Promise of Spring Valley is a $5 million capital campaign built upon the legacy of the original land donors and provides for the next generations of CMC students and the surrounding community.
Transform the Campus
New J. Robert Young Ascent Center
- Admissions, "one-stop-shop" for student services
- Three new 30-seat classrooms
- CMC campus store
- Eagle's Nest Cafe - coffee bar
- 16,000 square-feet
Improve Student Experience
Renovated Student Commons
- Increased dining capacity and food service functions
- Improved student lounge spaces
- Outdoor amphitheater connecting indoor and outdoor spaces
- New outdoor student plaza adjacent to the residence hall
- Approximately 3,000 square-feet
Focus on Wellness
New Outdoor Leadership Center & Field House
- Student and Community use
- Community event center, summer sports camps and CMC graduation venue
- Outdoor pursuits equipment rental
- Bouldering and ropes climbing wall
- 32,000 square-feet
Connect to the Land
- Campus quad landscape improvements
- New campus arrival point for visitors and conference guests
- Heart of the campus central space
- Student plaza
- Commencement plaza