Mesa Court opens three new halls for Fall 2016, adding 800+ students to this first year community. Amenities include a new dining commons and community space for study, fitness, and recreation. 

Mesa Court Towers - rendering

Construction Schedule

Construction of new facilities is on schedule for completion in summer, 2016. The project is scheduled to open in fall, 2016.

Updates for...Project
March/April, 2016

Major work on building exteriors is winding down, and work on building interiors is well underway.

Minimizing Impacts

Mesa Court will make every effort to minimize construction impacts on our residents during the two-year project. Noise abatement includes work schedule restrictions for “hard construction” (starting at 8 a.m.) and installation of 15 foot sound walls next to adjacent halls. Residents should report specific concerns to the Mesa Court Housing Office.

Mesa Facilities

During construction, Mesa Court residents will be served meals in the “Lot 5 Dining” facility, located near the Mesa Court Housing office. Mail and package delivery, and group study space have been relocated to the Mesa Court Community Center.

Lot 5 Dining Facility

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the construction work schedule on weekdays and weekends?

Construction set up work will start on weekdays at 7:00 a.m. with “noisy” work after 8:00 a.m.  "Noisy work" is formally defined as activities such as drilling and demolition. Special conditions may require an earlier start time and prior notification will be sent to residents through the Mesa Court list serve. 

There may be some work done on weekend, and the weekend start time is 9:00am.

Will there be construction during finals weeks?

During Finals Week construction will be limited to non-noisy activities. Again there may be activity at the construction site but we are very sensitive to our residents need to concentrate during that crucial time.

Will there be additional study space in the community?

Additional study space has been created in the MC Community Center Multi-Purpose Room and in the Cyber Lounge. There are also study spaces in the halls as well as in locations throughout the campus core--in the Student Center, Gateway Study Center, libraries, and more.

Will resources from the recreation center still be available?

Every hall in Mesa Court will have either a pool table or a ping pong table. DVD and video game rentals will be available in the Community Center. The Student Center, located next to Mesa Court, also offers recreation options. Campus shuttle service makes the Anteater Recreation Center a great option for fun, too!

If you have any other questions about the construction project please forward them to the Director of Mesa Court Housing, Lou Gill, at gilll@uci.edu. And check back to this site for on-going updates.