Endicott Opens Academic Year with Increased Enrollments and New Construction
Approximately 2,400 undergraduates will live in on-campus housing and 52 students will study abroad in such countries as Australia, England, Greece, Italy, France, Ireland, Spain and Switzerland.
New student enrollment for this fall include approximately 840 of whom 795 are freshmen. They represent 27 states and 18 countries. According to Thomas J. Redman, Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid, of the 4,200 students that applied, 71% were offered admission. “The Class of 2019 brings a variety of academic and extracurricular achievements to campus. Academically, the average GPA of the incoming class is a 3.3 and over 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, and many have held leadership roles in student government as class officers, have traveled abroad, and been involved in numerous performing arts activities.”
The Raymond J. Bourque Arena is a 40,572 square foot building that will house Endicott’s men’s and women’s ice hockey teams as well as be open to community programs. There will be time for open skating, youth and high school sports programs, indoor practice space, space for concerts and community events, and student activities. The ice arena can seat approximately 1,000 guests, there are four locker rooms, space for athletic trainers, a training room, and office space as well as a hospitality center. The building will be dedicated on Family Weekend, Saturday, October 3. The builder was Windover Construction of Beverly and Lincoln Architects of Winchester were the architects.
A new residence hall, Standish Hall, will open its doors to welcome students this fall. The units in Standish are each equipped with two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room and laundry machines. Standish will house 294 upper-class students in four or six-person units with doubles and single bedrooms. 130 units were built by Ritz-Craft Corporation off site and trucked to campus. The builder was Windover Construction of Beverly and the architect was Bergmeyer Associates of Boston.
In addition to the completion of the Bourque Arena and Standish Hall, Endicott undertook several other campus improvement projects. Over the summer the College renovated and upgraded classrooms, office space, residence halls, and roadways. New parking lots were built to increase parking capacity.
“It is a very exciting time at Endicott”, said President Richard E. Wylie. “While demographic changes are impacting many colleges, Endicott’s enrollments are strong and we continue to attract a highly competitive student body. Over 91% of our recent graduates are getting jobs. We attribute this to the structured internship program that Endicott requires of all its students.”
The Van Loan School at Endicott College enrolls over 2,350 students at 25 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 August 30 and returning students on August 31. Classes begin on September 1.
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