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In November of 2018 voters passed Measure W 60 to 40 percent •  Election Results

Thanks to the generous support of our community, the West Valley-Mission College Community College District has benefited from the passage of Measure C, Measure H and Measure W to transform our campus from a one building campus in 1979 to the vibrant campus that it is today and into the future.

The West Valley-Mission Community College District maintains a Triple-A Bond Rating for spending tax payer money wisely over these two bond measures.

Recent Upgrades and Future Projects

New Central Campus Plaza

(using space from the former Main Building)

overall campus plan

future open space on campus

another view of open space

MT Replacement/Business and Technology Classroom Building

(replacing the Mission Temporary portables)

front of MT replacement building

side of MT replacement building

New Campus Opening

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mission college campus sign

Student Engagement Center

opened in January 2018 • Take a Google 360 Tour

outside of SEC building at dusk

Gary C. Gillmor and Family Academic Center

opened in 2014 • Take a Google 360 Tour

outside of Gillmor Center

James & Vincee Viso Sports and Kinesiology Complex

opened in 2016 • Take a Google 360 Tour

inside the weight room

Freeberg Hospitality Management Building

Refurbished in 2011 • Take a Google 360 Tour

front of hospitality management

Fire Tower

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bottom of fire tower

Measure W
Measure W School Bond

To upgrade educational facilities/technology to prepare students/veterans for 21st-century jobs, university transfer; update science, engineering, math classrooms, labs for nursing/healthcare careers; acquire, construct, repair, classrooms, facilities, sites, equipment; shall West Valley-Mission Community College District's measure authorizing $698,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying $13/$100,000 assessed value averaging $39,000,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, be approved, with oversight, audits, no money for administrators' salaries/ pensions.

History of Construction at Mission College
History of Construction at Mission College
  • 1972 -- Governing Board approves a sister college (later to be named Mission College) to West Valley College
  • January 1973-- Concept for new campus conceived with faculty and staff
  • Spring 1974-- Some 50 community planning sessions were held for input
  • Fall 1975 -- first campus at 3585 Monroe Street in Santa Clara opens. (former Jefferson Intermediate School). Enrollment is 1,000 students and 32 faculty. Warren Sorenson is the first College President.
  • July 9, 1976 -- Groundbreaking on 160-acre site for the Main Building (and current home).
  • September 5, 1979-- Classes begin in the Main Building. The Main Building, housed everything on campus-- faculty and staff offices, classrooms, dance studio, library and even a clothing store.
  • September 9, 1979 -- Gala to open Main Building, which included pancake breakfast hosted by the Optimists Club, an Olympic 10K and 3K Run to raise money for the 1980 Olympic Team, Santa Clara Mayor William Gissler, and Santa Clara Vanguard. Gary Meyers and John Casey, Jr served as master of ceremonies.
  • 1979-- In partnership with the City of Santa Clara, Mission College expanded by adding tennis courts and softball and baseball field.
  • 1980-- Mission Temporary Portables opened to house the influx of students.
  • 1985-- As curriculum grows and a hospitality management program is added, a Hospitality Management building is dedicated and opened.
  • August 27, 1992-- Groundbreaking for the campus gym. Among those present were Santa Clara Mayor Eddie Souza, Mission College presidents Floyd Hogue and Dick Hayden and Board President Nancy Rucker.
  • 1994-- The campus gym opens.
  • 1999-- The Campus Center opens allowing students a place to gather.
  • 2000-- The Telecommunications (TAV) and Library both open.
  • 2001-- Child Development Center I opens.
  • 2002-- Locker rooms are added for the athletics teams and the student body.
  • 2004-- Science building opens.
  • June 2004-- Measure H passes, leading to $350M for both colleges.
  • 2011-- Hospitality Management building is refurbished.
  • 2012-- Child Development Center II opens along with our Instructional Services Building.
  • June 2012-- Measure C passes leading to $235M in bond funding for both campuses.
  • 2014-- The Gary C. Gillmor and Family Academic Center, along with the Fire Tower open
  • 2015-- Facilities building opens
  • 2016-- James & Vincee Viso Sports and Kinesiology Complex opens.
  • January 24, 2018-- Student Engagement Center officially opens with Congressman Ro Khanna leading the ceremonies. Also present were Santa Clara Vice-Mayor Kathy Watanabe, Board President Anne Kepner, Mission President Daniel Peck and the offices of State Assemblyman Kansen Chu and State Senator Bob Wieckowski. Santa Clara Vanguard performed.
  • November 2018-- Measure W passes leading to bond of $698M for both campuses
Previous Bond Measures

Measure W (November 2018) supported by 60% of residents
Bond for $698M for both colleges.

Measure C (June 2012), supported by 60% of residents
Bond for $235M for both colleges.

Measure H (June 2004), supported by 60% or residents
Bond for $350M for both colleges.

The West Valley-Mission Community College District maintains a Triple-A Bond Rating for spending tax payer money wisely over these two bond measures.