Student Success Center Serves As Gateway To Newly Transformed South Jersey Campus

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Work in Progress

To modernize it's Mount Laurel, NJ campus Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) is adding a state-of-the-art Student Success Center -- a one-stop shop for student services from enrollment to academic planning, knowledge commons library, bookstore, dining area and state-of-the-art technology. “The reaction to our plans to create the ultimate campus experience in Mount Laurel has been overwhelming and the excitement continues to grow every day,” said RCBC President Paul Drayton. “We have an ambitious plan and a lot of work ahead of us that will be worth the effort for our students, staff, faculty and the communities we serve.” 

The College entrusted the team of USA Architects-Moody Nolan to create a technology-rich, welcoming connection hub that will serve to facilitate academic and career success. This showcase building also serves as the gateway to the newly rebranded community college, and celebrates the unification of its campuses.

The Student Success Center is the only new building required as the college consolidates the majority of the Pemberton campus into Mount Laurel by 2017. It will be the centerpiece of the campus facing Route 38 and forming a quad with existing buildings. The campus has sufficient classroom space, but lacks large enough service areas to support an entire campus. The new center will include student success services, food court and dining, knowledge commons library, bookstore and the home of onsite four-year partners such as Rowan University.

“The Student Success Center will be the pulse of the campus,” Drayton said. “It will be a state-of-the-art destination for students and faculty to gather and collaborate with one goal in mind: a successful student experience.” Most classes will be moved from Pemberton by the start of the fall 2016 semester. The new building is scheduled to open in fall 2017, after which the entire staff will be transitioned to Mount Laurel by 2018.

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