NJIT has made it a strategic priority to establish a vibrant campus community for current students and faculty as well as for returning alumni. The university will amplify its ongoing efforts to provide a welcoming and supportive campus environment and to offer a well-rounded, intellectually stimulating collegiate experience that nurtures students’ talents and interests and allows them to reach their full potential. Areas targeted for improvement and expansion include: campus appearance, administrative infrastructure, athletics infrastructure and programs, and cultural activities.
Beginning early in 2003, an ad hoc committee of students, alumni and administrators identified a list of some 34 campus improvement projects, 20 of which have already been completed. Planning has begun for a comprehensive facilities master plan, and progress continues on the campus construction program. The East Building, housing administrative offices, Admissions, Dorman Honors College and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, opened in 2003, along with Phase I of the Campus Center. Phase II of the center opens in September 2004, and the renovation of historic Eberhardt Hall, which will house the Alumni Association and alumni-related programs and services, is slated for completion in September 2005.
In 2003, the NJIT men’s soccer program, a program with a rich history, began a two-year provisional period leading to full Division I status by the 2005 season. The 2004 season will feature the university’s first full Division I schedule as a member of the Atlantic Soccer Conference. The team will play their home games on a field newly refurbished with a professional-quality artificial grass designed for maximum durability and use by the entire NJIT community.