Endicott Opens Academic Year with New Student Center
On September 3 Endicott College will begin its academic year with 2,500 students and a new 70,000 square-foot Student Center.
The Callahan Student Center will provide enhanced dining facilities and options, a new bookstore, and expanded spaces for Student Activities, Student Affairs, Health, Counseling and Mail and Copy services. The lower level of the Callahan Center will be a place where students can gather in the game room activity space, watch television, or just hang out with friends. The builder was Windover Construction.
This year the College anticipates an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students in its traditional on-campus undergraduate program. Approximately 2,180 will be in on-campus housing and 75 students will study abroad in such countries as Italy, England, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Taiwan, Ireland, South Africa, Greece, Costa Rica, France, China, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and Argentina.
New student enrollment for this fall include approximately 800 of whom 755 are freshmen. They represent 23 states and 16 countries. According to Thomas J. Redman, Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid, of the 4,000 students that applied, 71% were offered admission. “The Class of 2018 brings a variety of academic and extracurricular achievements to campus. Academically, the average GPA of the incoming class is a 3.2 and a close to thirty percent were members of academic honor societies. Outside the classroom, over 78% of the Class has participated in community service, one in four captained at least one secondary school sport while many have held leadership roles in student government, as class officers and were involved in the performing arts.”
In addition to the completion of the Callahan Center, Endicott undertook several other campus improvement projects. Over the summer the College renovated and upgraded classrooms, office space, residence halls, and roadways. The College has also begun construction on the long-awaited hockey arena and activity center. Construction began in the spring and the project completion date is July 2015. New parking lots will be built to increase our parking capacity. Construction has also started on a 300-bed residence apartment and town house complex for senior year students.
“It is a very exciting time at Endicott”, said President Richard E. Wylie. “We are getting ready to welcome our new class, the Class of 2018, and introduce them and all our students to the new Callahan Center and the changes we have made to improve their experiences. It is going to be a great year as we continue to grow the Endicott community.”
The Van Loan School for Graduate and Professional Studies enrolls over 2700 students at 30 U.S. sites and seven international sites in certificate, associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs.
Over 500 preseason athletes, orientation leaders, resident assistants have arrived on campus. New students are slated to arrive on September 1 and returning students on September 2. Classes begin on September 3.