Claremont McKenna College is planning significant changes to its campus in coming years, including the construction of a new integrated sciences center, even as the school’s controversial withdrawal from the W.M. Keck Science Department remains up in the air.
Construction of the new 70,000-square foot Scripps Pitzer Science Center, which is expected to be completed by spring 2023, is set to begin later this spring.
The W.M. Keck Science Department’s long awaited expansion will finally break ground next semester. But it’ll eliminate a critical parking lot for faculty and staff that won’t be immediately replaced, a spokesperson said.
Claremont McKenna College hasn’t yet met the fundraising threshold needed to start its formalized three-year withdrawal process from the Keck Science Department, creating uncertainty about the plan’s timeline, Keck dean Ulysses Sofia told TSL.
Pitzer College and Scripps College’s student governments hosted a joint student forum on Claremont McKenna’s exit from Keck Science Department.