CMC has a staff and budget dedicated to making campus look well cared for at all times. Even in California droughts, CMC has green grass and flowers growing everywhere. The campus always looks great, but the architecture leaves much to be desired. CMC buildings were built for function and not aesthetics—many lovingly describe it as “motel style.”
The dorms are comfortable and the classrooms get the job done. The strength of CMC’s facilities are not in CMC facilities only, but in the Consortium. There’s an amazing library, six dining halls, four cafés, three fitness centers, and many theaters/auditoriums. The Emett Student Center has recently been renovated, and it’s a great place to enjoy a snack and watch some TV. The gym at CMC definitely needs some work, as it looks old and the machines are outdated, but rumor has it it’ll be fixed up soon. CMC has a beautiful pool and track. The gym at Scripps is like a resort, and many students work out there.