New Brunswick Chancellor
Our campuses are alive with excitement as the academic year begins. The new Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health building on the Cook Campus is now open, students have moved into the renovated Bishop Quad residence halls on College Avenue, and we have welcomed the inaugural class of more than 500 students to the New Brunswick Honors College on Seminary Place. Work is also progressing on the School of Arts and Sciences academic building next door to the Honors College, the Lot 8 student housing complex, and the Chemistry Building on Busch. And Rutgers will take steps to begin implementing the bold and transformative Physical Master Plan approved by the Board of Governors last spring.
This is also a significant time in Rutgers’ history, as we prepare to enter our 250th anniversary year. You may already have noticed the pole banners across New Brunswick and Piscataway that proudly carry the anniversary logo, as well as the new University Shield. You will hear much more about our plans for the anniversary year in the days ahead, including a kickoff event on Charter Day—Tuesday, November 10—on the lawn of Old Queens. Visit 250.rutgers.edu to learn more.
In the coming year we will continue to execute the five-year New Brunswick Strategic Plan that was completed at the beginning of 2015. The many initiatives will include implementing web-based advising services, creation of task forces assessing the student experience and the establishment of off-campus student services office. We will keep you informed about these efforts, and I want to thank all the members of the New Brunswick community who are helping us make good on the vision laid out in the strategic plan.