Capital Bonding Request

Student Services Design and Renovation

This project designs and renovates the busiest part of the East Building on the Austin Campus to create a Student Services Hub. It strategically:

Student Impact

This project establishes a facility that intentionally matches our vision by creating a sense of belonging for every Riverland student. A one-stop comprehensive student services and student support services hub structures formal services that are proven to support all students, and especially first-generation students, and increase engagement and connectedness both in- and outside the classroom throughout the life-span of each student from inquiry and planning to graduation/transfer and job search. It eliminates current barriers to accessing student services and provides an inviting and comfortable student experience. 

Community Impact

Riverland’s increased population of first-generation, non-native English speaking students have significant economic and learning challenges. While we are fortunate to have more high school students being given financial support through The Hormel Foundation Austin Assurance Scholarship program to attend Riverland, their needs are greater.

2022 Cost Request: $9,924,000

Square Footage:

  • Renovates: 19,981
  • GSF Renews: 34,349
  • GSF Constructs: 220 GSF

Deferred Maintenance:

  • Reduction: $1.2 million

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Information Handout  2022 Capital Request

Design and Renovation Project Map

Austin Campus
Austin Campus, East Building
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Main Level Plan
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Upper & Lower Level Plan
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Thank you!

We thank the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee and others who visited Riverland Community College yesterday, Nov. 9. @MinnStateEdu  @MinnStateChD @RiverlandCC  #MNLeg #FundMinnesotaState

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Design Tour

The Senate Capital Investment Committee stopped and toured the vision for Student Services Design. Committee members also were able to see up close the law enforcement program and carpentry.

HEAPR Summary

Priority #1

Austin Campus, East Building
Electrical Distribution System Upgrade Phase 2
Amount: $0.7 Million

Phase 1 of the East Building electrical system upgrade is near completion with the majority of the work taking place over the past several months. In that phase, all 13,800 volt equipment in the building interior was removed and new 480 or 208 volt pad-mount transformers were installed on the exterior of the building. Many of the larger outdated electrical panels and switchgear were also removed and replaced.
Phase 2 will consist of replacing the remainder of the original electrical panels and switchgear including motor control centers. Many of these date back to 1965.

Priority #2 

Austin Campus, West Building
Area A1 Roof
Amount: $2 Million

This area of the Austin campus roof is 35 years old and is experiencing deteriorating membranes, perimeter flashings are stretching and tearing in many areas, and we are spending repair funds to constantly patch areas where water is getting into the building.