St. Ignatius

New Learning Commons

SI is launching the Building Our Future Forward Campaign for a New Learning Commons on the north side of campus: 130,000 square feet of flexible, sustainable space.

The New Learning Commons will be the most ambitious project in SI's history.
Once completed, it will enhance traditional, immersive, project- and technology-based learning, and will be a legacy for generations of Wildcats to come.

We are a community of lifelong learners that has been educating students in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1855. In the Jesuit spirit, we seek to send graduates into the world as men and women with and for others who are concerned about society and the world in which they live. To keep this mission relevant, dynamic, and flexible, we need facilities to match the ambitions and talents of our students and faculty.

Join us today and help build the New Learning Commons!

Much of the northern part of St. Ignatius College Preparatory’s campus (McGucken Hall, the Carlin Commons, and Orradre Chapel & Courtyard) is 50 years old and in need of attention. As the Jesuit community explores options to move off-campus, SI has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a new Learning Commons to meet the needs of 21st century education. The New Learning Commons will bring together technology, content, and services in a flexible adaptive space that encourages collaboration, teamwork and interaction.

It will become a focal point of SI’s campus. As a technology-oriented facility, the space will continuously change as hardware, software and networking configurations advance along with evolving use by students and their educators. As envisaged today, the New Learning Commons will incorporate elements of STREAM (science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts, and math) as well as group study rooms, visualization labs, and multimedia platforms that enable our students to compete in an ever-changing world.

SI retained Mark Cavagnero Associates as our architect and DevCon Construction as our contractor for pre-construction services.

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For more information, please contact Joe Vollert, Vice President of Advancement, at, or Staci Fleming, Associate Director of Advancement, at