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William Tell Coleman Library

Are you wondering how to get started on a research paper? The William Tell Coleman Library is your go-to resource, stocked with high-speed computers, research databases, and books on an endless spectrum of topics. Or, come talk to our invaluable research librarians, who will help you find those sources! You can also take advantage of the private conference rooms for group study sessions, or the second floors’ ‘Quiet Only’ policy for some peaceful productivity.

Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sustainable Campus: At the Library, you can take advantage of our green printing system or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and battery recycling.


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LBRY
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Samson Reading Room

The Samson Reading Room is located across from the Student Center. The 'No Noise' policy makes this room a cozy study space.

Sustainable Campus: At the Samson Reading Room, you can recycle your batteries, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), and Terracycle items (including candy wrappers, shampoo bottles, makeup containers, tape dispensers, print cartridges, and more!) To date, MIIS has "upcycled" over 200 gallons!

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Lara Soto Adobe: Admissions Office

Our Admissions Office is located in the Lara Soto Adobe, which was built in the 1830s. Its most famous resident was John Steinbeck, who lived in Monterey during the 1940’s and drew inspiration from the city for his novels: Cannery Row and The Pearl. In 1976, the Monterey Institute of International Studies acquired the building and transformed the space into a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and students.

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Holland Center

The Holland Center courtyard is one of our campus' social hubs: a perfect spot for basking in the sun, holding a group meeting, or throwing a patio party. Inside the Holland Center, you'll find plenty of room for studying, hosting art shows, and playing ping pong in your free time.

Sustainable Campus: Bike Racks & Battery Recycling

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Casa Fuente Building

Inside Casa Fuente you'll find Financial Aid, Human Resources, and the Records Office. If you need to speak to a financial aid counselor, pick up your work study paycheck, or add a class to your schedule, you'll need to know your way around this building!  Casa Fuente is also home to many classrooms, particularly translation and interpretation courses, where students practice simultaneous interpretation.

Sustainable Campus: Bike Racks on Pacific Street, CFL Recycling at Office Services, Recycling in All Classrooms

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CFNT
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McCone Building

The McCone Building is home to Irvine Auditorium (the nexus of campus events), a two-story atrium that has hosted many post-event receptions, and the Center for Advising and Career Services. You might also need to stop by one of the many faculty offices in McCone to pick up a paper or seek advice from your professors.

Sustainable Campus: Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) Recycling at the GSIPM Front Desk

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MCCN
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Barnet Segal Building: President's Office

The Barnet Segal Building is home to the offices of Monterey Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy and his enterprising staff. President Ramaswamy has an open-door policy and loves when students drop in to hello. He also holds open office hours on a regular basis to connect with students, faculty, and staff.

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Bike Racks - Holland Center

At the Monterey Institute, 55% of students either bike, walk, or take public transport to get to campus. You can park your bicycle in four locations on campus, allowing you to lock it safely and conveniently near classrooms.

Be aware that bicycles should not be parked on campus overnight and please register your bike with our campus Security Department!

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Our Green Thumb Community Garden

Our Green Thumb Community Garden is just that – a community garden shared between MIIS students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and friends. We’re proud to offer free garden space to anyone interested in digging in the dirt and dedicated to doing his/her fair share of gardening.

The Our Green Thumb garden is also home to our 500-gallen rainwater catchment system, supplying water to the garden plots, and campus-wide composting efforts (including several worm bins). You can bring your compostable goods (vegetable clippings and organic matter) to the orange buckets in the back of the garden.

Sustainable Campus Guide: 15 Garden Plots, Composting, Rainwater Catchment

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McGowan Building

The McGowan Building, located on Pacific Street in downtown Monterey, houses lecture classrooms on the first floor. Our Institutional Advancement and Communications offices are also located on the 3rd floor of the building.

Sustainable Campus Guide: Recycling in All Classrooms

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MGWN
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Morse Buildings

The flags surrounding the Morse Buildings tell the story of our multicultural community: our students represent over 40 languages and 50 countries. As a graduate student at the Monterey Institute, you'll likely have a class or two each semester inside the Morse Building.

Sustainable Campus Guide: Recycling in All Classrooms

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MRSE
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Samson Student Center

The Samson Student Center is a hub of student activity. It's perfect for grabbing a bite to eat, meeting to discuss group projects, or studying. Every month Student Council hosts a Friday evening social hour on the Samson Patio.

The Samson Student Center was also designed and constructed as a green building, one of the first of its kind in the Monterey area. The building boasts such features as rooftop photovoltaic cells, filtration systems for rainwater and waste water, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) lumber, earning it LEED-Silver Equivalent certification.

Sustainable Campus Guide: At the Samson Center, you can buy Fair Trade coffee from the World Cafe, or fill your water bottle with hot or cold filtered water. There are also bike racks located outside next to the parking lot.

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Bike Racks - Pacific Street

At the Monterey Institute, 55% of students either bike, walk, or take public transport to get to campus. You can park your bicycle in four locations on campus, allowing you to lock it safely and conveniently near classrooms.

Be aware that bicycles should not be parked on campus overnight and please register your bike with our campus Security Department!

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Bike Racks - Samson Student Center

At the Monterey Institute, 55% of students either bike, walk, or take public transport to get to campus. You can park your bicycle in four locations on campus, allowing you to lock it safely and conveniently near classrooms.

Be aware that bicycles should not be parked on campus overnight and please register your bike with our campus Security Department!

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Bike Racks - Kade Center

At the Monterey Institute, 55% of students either bike, walk, or take public transport to get to campus. You can park your bicycle in four locations on campus, allowing you to lock it safely and conveniently near classrooms.

Be aware that bicycles should not be parked on campus overnight and please register your bike with our campus Security Department!

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Kade Center (Craig Building)

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The Kade Center is the home of the Center for the Blue Economy, which champions graduate education and research to promote ocean and coastal sustainability. 

Sustainable Campus: Bike Racks, Recycling in All Classrooms

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KADE
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Simoneau House: Office of Alumni Relations

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At the Office of Alumni Relations in the Simoneau House, you can find a long lost classmate, register to attend a networking event, purchase some MIIS gear, and more!  Around the back of the building, you'll find the Graduate Writing Center, serving all your grammar, punctuation, and syntax needs.

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International Interpretation Resource Center

The International Interpretation Resource Center houses interpretation labs, classrooms, and offices for the Institute's translation and interpretation faculty members.

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IIRC
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Student Services

Whenever you have a question about housing in Monterey, visas, health insurance or how to create a new student club, never fear! The staff at Student Services are here to support you every step of the way.

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Security Office

Legend has it that John Steinbeck penned The Pearl in this building (his shed) in 1944. The shed is now our campus Security office, which is open 24-7.  Whether you are a visitor, a student, or a member of the Institute faculty and staff, our Security department is committed to ensuring your stay will be both safe and enjoyable. You may also pick up your student ID or parking pass here.

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