Construction of this iconic spot began in the Fall of 2011 and was completed two years later in the Fall of 2013. The Student Center held its Grand Opening on November 13, 2013. Take a look down memory lane and follow along to see the progression of the Sonoma State University Student Center.


Bubble with checklists in it

Fall 2005

Student Center task force is formed


Bubble with pencil and protractor in it

Summer 2006

Hornberger & Worstell selected as architects


Bubble with hardhat in it

Spring 2008

Sundt Construction is selected as the construction management team


Bubble with furniture in it

Summer 2008

Alamosa Design selected as the interior design team


Bubble with numbers 130 in it

Spring 2009

Final design plans bring the total square footage in at nearly 130,000


Bubble stop sign in it


The project is put on hold due to CSU budget cuts


Bubble with money in it

April 2011

Students vote to approve an increase in fees to support the building. Vote passes by a 58.8% margin


Bubble with people in it

November 2011

The final hurdle is cleared as the CSU Board of Trustees unanimously approved the project


Bubble with forklift in it

Fall 2011

Construction begins at the site of the Student Center


Bubble with balloons and banner in it

November 2013

Student Center Grand Opening