Endicott Opens Academic Year with New Business and Science Center Building
-- On September 4 Endicott College will begin its academic year with 2,400 students and a new 67,000 square-foot Business and Science building headlining several large-scale campus improvement projects.
The $19 million School of Business and Science Center boasts a high-ceilinged atrium with a grand foyer overlooking the Endicott lakes, a 160-seat lecture hall, and a dynamic multi-use environment to stimulate faculty and student research and group project collaboration.
Dedicated space for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Computer Science will be located in the Business wing. Science and biotechnology will be located in a separate wing with classrooms for biology and microbiology, cell-molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry/ biochemistry, physical sciences, and environmental sciences, as well as dry and wet labs, prep rooms, workrooms, a small robotics lab and general research labs. A STEM incubator lab will be created to stimulate start-up biotech business ventures and collaborate with the Center for Entrepreneurship.
The building will be dedicated and open for viewing on Homecoming and Family Weekend October 4-6. A campaign to raise $5 million in grants and gifts towards the cost of the building is ongoing.
This year the College anticipates an enrollment of approximately 2,400 students in its traditional on-campus undergraduate program. Approximately 2,000 will be in on-campus housing and 41 students will study abroad in such countries as Argentina, Australia, Dominican Republic, Denmark, England, France, Greece, Italy, Scotland, Spain and Taiwan.
New students include approximately 680 students of whom 630 are freshmen. They represent 24 states and 11countries. According to Thomas J. Redman, Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid, “Of the 4,000 students who applied, 71% were offered admission. The new Class brings a wealth of talent and experience to campus as they have excelled academically, been active as student leaders and athletes, and participated in many valuable community service activities.”
In addition to the completion of the School of Business and Science Center, Endicott is currently undertaking several other campus improvement projects. Over the summer the College has renovated and upgraded classrooms, offices, residence halls, and roadways, and renovation has begun on the Callahan Center to upgrade community space and dining options. As part of Endicott's efforts to reduce environmental impact, construction has begun on a solar canopy above the new "P" parking lot; it will be one of the largest installations of its kind in the Northeast and will reduce regional carbon dioxide emissions by about 400 tons per year.
“It’s a very exciting time at Endicott right now,” said President Richard E. Wylie. “We’re getting ready to welcome our new class, the Class of 2017, and introduce them and all of our students to the new building and all the changes we’ve made to improve their experience here. It’s going to be a great year as we continue to grow our Endicott community.”
Through the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, over 2600 students are enrolled at 23 U.S. sites and four international sites in certificate, associate, bachelor and doctoral degrees. Most recently Endicott opened campuses in Gloucester and Boston.
As of today, over 500 preseason athletes, orientation leaders and resident assistants have arrived on campus; new students are slated to arrive on September 1 and returning students on September 3. Classes begin on September 4.