CSUMB Holds Ribbon Cutting for Academic III

October 11, 2019

SEASIDE, Ca., October 11, 2019 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) held a ribbon cutting ceremony today officially opening CSUMB’s newest building, Academic III.

Academic III houses CSUMB’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and features indoor and outdoor gathering spaces to maximize student and faculty’s relationship to one another, the university and the surrounding community. The 48,000 GSF, U-shaped building continues to fulfill the CSUMB campus vision for growth in our Comprehensive Master Plan.


Academic III was designed to function as the heart of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and it’s set up in such a way that the shared spaces are built to engage visitors and become the hub of the college.”

— Ilene Feinman, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

“With the new building, we have redoubled our dedication to faculty, staff, students and our community partners in a signature space that invites innovation and collaboration to enrich our disciplines and for students to engage in high-impact practices of applied learning, undergraduate research, service learning and internships in service of community needs,” said Feinman.

CAHSS also held a mural dedication ceremony from 6-8 p.m. in the main entrance of the building. The mural dedication ceremony celebrated the grand opening of the Visual & Public Art Gallery featuring a photography exhibit by CSUMB alumna Roxana E. Keland and the dedication of the signature mural Skylight by Professor Emerita Johanna Poethig.