The new College Center formally opened January 11, 2008. The building housed Student Affairs, Associated Students, the Cadena/Transfer Center, the Office of Special Programs, and International Student Center, while also providing meeting rooms and food services. The consolidation of different services into one central location benefited students and also allowed them a space to gather together, similar to four-year institutions. For returning students, the transition from the old Student Center to the new one was dramatic. The new offices and facilities also allowed staff to expand their resources and better serve students.