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Endicott College’s Academic Year Opens September 5

Aerial View of Campus
Endicott begins its 2018-2019 academic year on September 5 with over 2,800 undergraduate students and 2,300 graduate students.

Endicott College begins its 2018-2019 academic year on Wednesday, September 5 with over 2,800 undergraduate students and 2,300 graduate students. One hundred fifteen students will be studying abroad and 91% of our students will be living on Endicott’s Beverly campus.

The College received approximately 4,000 applications for the upcoming academic year and will enroll 841 new students for fall, of which 768 are freshmen and 73 are transfers. Forty-two percent of the class will be bringing AP credits with them, and the average GPA is 3.4. There are 21 states and 17 countries represented. Twenty-six percent were captains of an athletic team, and 74% played at least one varsity sport. Twenty-six percent were members of the National Honor Society, and 25% participated in Student Council or other peer leadership. The class includes world travelers, Eagle/Girl Scouts, volunteers, musicians and more - an impressive list of individual achievements!

“We have had many significant changes over the summer,” said Interim President Dr. Katie Barnes, “and we are working to ensure our students find a mix of the comfortably familiar and the exciting new when they return in September. I am very excited to greet our incoming freshmen and introduce them to our amazing community; we know they will do great things while they are here.”

This fall 115 students will travel overseas, including twelve on international internships, studying in locations including American College of Greece, Cork Institute of Technology, Central Queensland University, CIS Endicott International, Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Florence University of the Arts, and International College of Management, Sydney.

In the fall, the majority of our seniors will complete their full-semester internships spanning a variety of industries and locations.  Over 450 students have already accepted positions with dynamic organizations that include Boston Celtics, Boston Children's Hospital, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Education First, Electric Insurance, Express Yourself, Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Four Seasons, Futures Behavior Therapy Center, GE Healthcare, Gorton's, Harvard University, Hasbro Gaming, Hong Kong Football Association, iRobot, ISlide USA, John Hancock, King Fish Media, the Langham Boston, Make A Wish Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, New Balance, New England BioLabs, Peabody Essex Museum, Pratt & Whitney,  Puma, Raytheon, State Street, Target, U.S. Secret Service, Veritas Genetics, Virtual Inc., Walt Disney World College Program, Wells Fargo, and Wayfair.

New this year at The Van Loan School at Endicott College is a hybrid format M.S. in Bioinformatics — a growing interdisciplinary field that integrates natural sciences, computer science, and statistics; a new fifth-year master’s degree option in autism and applied behavior analysis (ABA) available to Endicott undergraduate students who plan to become behavior analysts specializing in autism; a graduate-level certificate program in Cybersecurity that trains students to be a cybersecurity analyst; an RN to BSN program at Beverly Hospital allowing nurses there to conveniently earn a bachelor’s degree; and an undergraduate-level concentration in Integrative Health, aimed at professionals looking to enhance careers in alternative health, including midwifery, acupuncture, yoga therapy, massage, and health coaching. The Van Loan School enrolls over 2,300 students, across 20 U.S. and four international sites, in certificate, associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs.

Over 290 preseason athletes, orientation leaders, and resident assistants are currently on campus. New students will move in and participate in Orientation on September 2-3, and returning students will arrive on September 3. Classes begin Wednesday, September 5.

New Construction and Campus Upgrades

Opening just in time for move-in is Endicott’s new 150-space two-level parking deck, which will help ensure there is more parking available near student housing, easier access for commuter students, a designated visitor lot, and centralized parking for faculty, staff, and events.

Students will also see the significant progress we have made on the construction of the first phase of two new academic buildings, with a new structure fully in place next to the current Academic Center. Slated for completion in summer of 2019, the building will provide classroom, office, and state-of-the-art lab space, all with spectacular views of the pond and a future quad recreational area.

In July, Endicott broke ground on a 15,000 square-foot Ginger Judge Science Center Expansion, which will provide a home for the new engineering program, incubator and maker space, additional classrooms, and the new Gully’s. The new addition will open in September 2019.

The contractor for these construction projects is Windover Construction, and the architects are Bergmeyer Associates and Siemasko + Verbridge.

Recent College achievements leading into the fall semester include:

  • In January, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education named Endicott #2 on a list of schools that students feel do best at providing career preparation through internships.
  • U.S. News and World Report 2018 “Best Colleges” rankings honored Endicott for the second year in a row as one of 20 institutions with stellar examples of internships/co-ops. Endicott was also recognized in the following categories: A-Plus Schools for B Students, Most Students Studying Abroad, Best Colleges for Veterans, and Most Students in University Housing. Endicott moved from #51 to #34 out of 195 in the Northern Regional Universities category.
  • Endicott has once again been named a "Great College To Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Endicott won honors in nine of the 12 categories this year and was named to the rankings’ Honor Roll for the eighth time in nine years.
  • Endicott received a grant of $100,000 through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program to fund programs in the College’s Angle Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Endicott received a $50,000 grant from the van Otterloo Foundation to support Creative Arts Therapy programming.
  • The College received $38,100 from the Davis Educational Fund to support Endicott College's "Digital Liberal Arts and Critical Inquiry" initiative.
  • This year Endicott launched a new campus-wide diversity and inclusion initiative called Safe Zone, which offers workshops to students, staff, and faculty focused on LGBTQ+ awareness and ally training.

New Administrators

Endicott has recently hired several new administrators, all dedicated to helping the College grow and to help ensure our students and families have the best possible experience here:

Dr. John Caron – Dr. Caron comes to Endicott as Provost, to provide leadership and oversight of educational affairs and activities. He previously worked at John’s Hopkins University.

Dr. Todd Comen – Dr. Comen is the new Dean of the School of Hospitality Management. He is an innovative leader in project-based teaching and learning, and seeks to design a business-focused curriculum, which emphasizes sustainable business practices and the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit.

Amy Donovan – Ms. Donovan recently started as Endicott’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO). She previously worked at Lesley University and will lead the Information Technology department.

Evan Lipp – Mr. Lipp joins Endicott as the new Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid. His previous post was with Assumption College in Worcester, MA, where he was the Vice President of Enrollment Management.