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CORE Building

About CORE at Cal State East Bay

When completed in 2022, the CORE will become a center for learning, engagement and collaboration located at the heart of Cal State East Bay’s hilltop campus. The CORE’s 21st-century academic library will teach students how to navigate the information age economy and become self-directed learners. The Student Center for Academic Achievement, located on the top floor, will focus on providing the skills needed for student inquiry, development and research. And, its Hub for Entrepreneurship — prominently placed on the ground floor — will provide a nexus for students and faculty to explore innovations that will propel the creative economy into the next generation and beyond.

Project Activity Updates

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Construction Mobilization

  • Access to Lower Mall via Agora Stage closed - starting Jan 14, 2020

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 Quick Facts

  • CORE connects the upper and lower parts of campus on three floors in the center of the university.  
  • The LEED Gold facility will be 100,000 square feet of zero-net energy ready space, designed with flexible seating and study rooms.
  • CORE replaces the functions in the current library, which logs 1.2 million visits annually, making it one of the busiest libraries within the California State University system, and adds more space for collaboration, innovation and exploration.
  • The CORE will have 700 more study seats and 21 more group study rooms than the current library.
  • Library services will include an information desk; reserves, archives and special collections.