Mid-Campaign Update: Campuses and Facilities
The university is in the midst of an unprecedented growth spurt on all three campuses in order to accommodate the increase in the student population and in the research requirements of faculty. Midway through the campaign, donations to this important funding area have exceeded $70.4 million and we are 47 percent of our way to our goal of $150 million.
On all three campuses, plans are taking shape for new construction and renovations. Projects under way include:
Livingston Campus Redevelopment
The redevelopment of the university’s Livingston Campus will create a statewide center for professional education. The center will bring together Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, the School of Management and Labor Relations, the Graduate School of Education, and the School of Social Work.
Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building
This new facility on the Busch Campus will replace a crowded and obsolete building dating to 1947 and provide instructional and research space to support the department’s reputation as a leader in attracting federal research funding.
New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health
As the nation faces an epidemic of obesity and nutrition-related diseases, Rutgers is responding with a multidisciplinary center focusing on research and effective interventions. The facility will bring the institute’s researchers together in a multistory laboratory on Cook Campus.
Mason Gross Music and Dance Wing
Part of the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center on Douglass Campus, this new facility will provide much-needed practice and performance space.
Camden Honors College
This renovation will include seminar and meeting rooms, computer and office space, a library, and a student lounge to provide room for the expanding Honors College, which has doubled its enrollment in recent years.
Newark Student Residence
This new residential building―combined with scholarships designated to help students meet on-campus living expenses―will enable more Rutgers-Newark students to benefit from a residential experience.
These new facilities on the Newark, New Brunswick, and Camden campuses will provide welcoming destinations for returning alumni and expanded space for university staff as they strengthen communication and connections with the university’s 390,000 graduates worldwide.