Rutgers–Camden has identified four goals to advance the campus and provide a foundation for future growth.
- Grow enrollment. Recruitment of new students, and retention of those enrolled at Rutgers–Camden, is at the top of the campus’ goals for this year. The Rutgers–Camden Offices of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, in collaboration with the faculty, administration, and staff, are working diligently to expand campus enrollments.
- Enhance campus physical environment. An improved physical environment is already in progress at Rutgers–Camden. Recently, the campus celebrated the groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art Nursing and Science Building. Recent completed projects include significant renovations to the Athletic and Fitness Center and opening new graduate housing at 330 Cooper, as well as a new Law School building and restored existing facility.
- Advance Rutgers–Camden’s reputation. The campus will strive to better tell the Rutgers–Camden story to our constituents. A new branding and marketing campaign has been launched by Rutgers University, and improvements to web and social media resources are ongoing.
- Support the goals of the academic units. As is appropriate for a top public research institution, Rutgers–Camden will represent the aspirations of our schools and colleges to the university and external constituencies by working closely with the deans and their faculties.
Projects on the Horizon
Anticipated opening: Summer 2015
This $4.5 million project will renovate 305 Cooper Street into a Writers House community for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a home for the Department of English. The property, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, will be renovated to maintain the historic accuracy of the landmark.
Anticipated completion: Spring 2014
The first Alumni House on any Rutgers campus will be established at 312 Cooper Street, thanks to this $2.5 million renovation project that will transform the former site of the American Red Cross into a vibrant center for Scarlet Pride. Rutgers will restore the historic elements of this Federal style building.
Nursing and Science Building
Anticipated completion: Fall 2016
This $62.5 million project will construct a superior facility for Rutgers-Camden's nursing and science students and faculty. Located at Fifth and Federal Sts., this building also will help to build a corridor connecting the Rutgers-Camden campus with the Cooper Medical School and other entities.