Announcement of SFSU Downtown Campus Location
News + Events : Announcement of SFSU Downtown Campus Location
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>San Francisco State University recently announced that it plans to create a Downtown Campus in San Franciscoâ€™s central business district, at the Westfield San Francisco Centre. The University will rent 107,125 square feet at the 835 Market St. location under a 15-year lease, with occupancy scheduled for the start of the spring semester in January 2007.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The University announced that the entire College of Extended Learning (CEL) will move from its location at 425 Market Street and the MBA/MSBA/EMBA programs in the College of Business will also be located at the new campus, with the planned occupancy date to be in time to begin Spring 2007 at the new location.
This move of our graduate programs to the downtown campus is an exciting opportunity for the College of Business.Â Â The move allows us to better accommodate more working professionals, yet also provide offerings for full-time students.Â Â All graduate programs will be offered downtown and students will have increased opportunities for interaction with their peers and faculty in the same location where classes are offered.Â Importantly, the graduate programs will benefit significantly as a result of its closer proximity to the San Francisco business community, enabling even more involvement by business executives in our programming with better proximity to internship opportunities. We believe the announcement will be met enthusiastically by the SF business community and will provide us with significant opportunity over time to enhance our programs and better serve both our graduate students and the business community.
The new Westfield San Francisco Centre is scheduled to open fall 2006 on Market Street, in one of the largest development projects in the City. Â The eight-floor development will be home to the West Coast flagship of Bloomingdaleâ€™s and the second largest Nordstrom in the country. The Centre will feature a mix of 170 specialty stores and exclusive boutiques, fine dining, an international gourmet marketplace called â€œThe Food Emporium,â€ first-class office space and a nine-screen state-of-the-art Century Theatres and CinÃ©Arts.
Work groups will begin in December to plan the details of the move.Â Â These work groups will solicit input from faculty, staff, students, employers, business leaders and potential students.Â Early in the New Year, the College of Business will begin meetings with current graduate students to discuss the move and these update session for students will be held throughout the year.