The Promise of Spring Valley


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.

To see how you can make your promise, schedule a hard hat tour or inquire about naming opportunities, contact:

Kristin Heath Colon
CMC Foundation CEO

Jeanne Golay
Regional Development Officer

The Promise of Spring Valley aims to;

Alpine Accent Center with students standing outside

Transform the Campus

New J. Robert Young Alpine 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

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Spring Valley students in new lounge space

Improve Student Experience

Renovated Student Center

  • 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
CMC Students participate in a nursing lab in which they are to help a 2 month old infant mannequin who is "having trouble breathing"

Support Nursing Students

New Nursing Simulation Lab

  • High-fidelity simulation laboratories will enable our nursing program to offer the highest quality educational experience in the most efficient manner
  • Students can complete up to 50% of their clinical hours in the simulation lab

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Spring Valley Outdoor Leadership Fieldhouse Climbing Wall being used by community members

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
  • 33,000 square-feet
Spring Valley Student plaza

Connect to the Land

Outdoor Improvements

  • Campus quad landscape improvements
  • New campus arrival point for visitors and conference guests
  • Heart of the campus central space
  • Student plaza
  • Commencement plaza
CMC graduates stand by Promise of Spring Valley banner