August 21, 2017

San Diego Mesa College Welcomes Back Thousands of Students, Hundreds Join in Eclipse Watching

By Office of Communications

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San Diego, CA. – San Diego Mesa College welcomed back thousands of students today, as Fall classes commenced on campus.  In addition to valet parking and free ice cream, students were invited to an eclipse watching party hosted by multiple faculty members outside of the Math & Science building.


“The eclipse is an exciting addition to the beginning of the semester,” stated Dr. Pamela T. Luster, President. “It’s pretty clear that the Mesa Family is committed to total learning when multiple classes are already outside on their first day, learning about this natural phenomenon.”


In addition to solar telescopes, Mesa provided special filters so participants could view the eclipse safely with the naked eye.  The eclipse was also projected onto a large projector screen to make viewing safe and easy for everyone.


San Diego Mesa College is the leading transfer institution in San Diego, and is offering over 2,500 classes this Fall.  Multiple classes are offered on-line, in hybrid format (both on-line and in-class), as well as on Saturdays and during the evenings.

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