Oso Creek Campus Facts

Oso Creek Campus Facts

Aerial photo of Oso Creek Campus with sunrise in distance
  • The Oso Creek Campus sits on a 96-acre tract of land at Yorktown Boulevard and Rodd Field Road on the southside of Corpus Christi. The project marks the first time in over 60 years that Del Mar College has built a new campus.
  • In early May 2022, construction of the Oso Creek Campus was 89 percent complete with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Building scheduled to open for a limited number of classes in mid-July 2022.
  • Both the STEM Building and the Hospitality and Culinary Institute Building will be fully operational by Aug. 29, which is the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester.
  • The Oso Creek Campus will fully open in mid-January 2023.
  • On Dec. 2, 2019, the College marked the beginning of a new era with a celebration at the Oso Creek site and unveiled the final campus design. The process of developing the infrastructure and laying the Central Plant foundation had begun in early Fall 2019.
  • Del Mar College District taxpayers approved a $139 million Capital Improvement Project bond referendum supporting construction of the Oso Creek Campus in November 2016.
  • The architectural team of internationally recognized firm Gensler and local firm Turner Ramirez Architects designed the new campus with Fulton Construction and Coastcon jointly serving as the project contractor.
  • The Oso Creek Campus features Centers of Excellence encompassing three areas of study: 1) Architecture and Drafting Technology; 2) Biology, Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing (bio- sciences) and 3) Hospitality and Culinary Arts.
  • Campus construction covers 249,544 square feet of building space and includes:
    • Hospitality and Culinary Institute (59,561 sq. ft.) housing ultramodern teaching spaces including kitchen labs, a coffee shop and a public-accessible restaurant/dining facility to provide students with hands-on, real-world learning experience.
    • Administration Building (80,437 sq. ft.) housing a library, student services, community meeting spaces and a coffee shop.
    • STEM Building (100,915 sq. ft.) housing the Architecture/Drafting Technology program and Biology, Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing programs with contemporary teaching spaces, laboratories and equipment, along with other STEM-related programs, including engineering.
    • Central Plant (8,631 sq. ft.) as part of physical facilities operations.
  • In addition to the Centers of Excellence, the Oso Creek Campus will provide core courses taken by university transfer students, along with dual credit, developmental, workforce training and Continuing Education courses.
  • The name of the campus comes from a rebranding initiative that began in 2021. Read about the initiative.
  • Located on an “educational corridor” along Yorktown Boulevard, the Oso Creek Campus provides close access to four high schools –– Mary Carroll, Veterans Memorial, Flour Bluff and London –– and is only 15 minutes away from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and 30 minutes away from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
  • The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority plans to operate two bus stops at the Oso Creek Campus for the convenience of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Page last updated November 1, 2022.