Front page of the OC Business Journal with Saddleback College story on front

Saddleback College opened its new student services center last month, marking the completion of one of the larger new construction projects in South Orange County of late.

The finished project, dubbed the Gateway building, measures 79,000 square feet and was financed by a combination of district and state funding for a total of $60 million.

The three-story building, located across the street from the Shops at Mission Viejo, has a collection of student services—including admissions, financial aid and counseling—on the bottom levels and classrooms on the upper level.

“We wanted to design a new building that fit the way we want to deliver student services,” Saddleback President Elliot Stern told the Business Journal.