Dear Members of the Monmouth University Community:
With spring commencement activities complete and summer sessions underway, I write with updates on significant office and program moves among our campus community, scheduled to take place before the start of the 2022-2023 academic year. Each of these moves aligns with priorities embedded in our five-year strategic plan – Excellence. Access. Ambition. – and aims to enhance the overall student experience.
Intercultural Center and Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
The Intercultural Center and EOF offices are relocating to the club space within the Samuel Hays Magill Commons. Co-locating these units within Magill Commons will afford them much-needed space to more effectively coordinate transition support, counseling, programming, educational opportunities, and mentoring initiatives that serve historically underrepresented students, faculty, and staff, and also help to enrich our entire campus community.
Office of Residential Life
The Office of Residential Life is relocating to the 600 Building, which is being vacated by EOF, while the existing Office of Residential Life in Pinewood Hall will be converted into a student lounge area.
Career Development Center and Global Education Office
The Career Development Center is relocating to the first floor of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. This move to the first floor will provide Career Development with additional space for professional staff, students, alumni, and employers to engage in innovative and successful career planning activities. As part of this space move, the Global Education Office will relocate to the Center for Student Success on the lower level of the Student Center, with plans to enhance the entire lower level for the benefit of our students and our staff who serve them.
Office of Conference Services and Special Events
The Office of Conference Services and Special Events will relocate to the third floor of the Great Hall.
Northwest Campus: Monmouth University Police Department (MUPD) and Alumni House
The MUPD and Traffic Office are relocating from the existing building at the corner of Cedar and Norwood Avenues to the current Alumni House building. This much-needed move of our Police Department to an improved and up-to-date facility is the first of several improvements to the NW section of campus, including plans for additional parking. The Alumni House is relocating to 496 Cedar Avenue, enhancing accessibility for alumni and other guests. Work will begin in earnest this summer on converting the current Alumni House into the new MUPD headquarters, but will likely take several months to complete.
These moves reflect months of extensive and thoughtful planning, and help both to advance our mission, and to make material progress on our strategic plan. I would like to acknowledge our Campus Planning and Facilities Management team for their indispensable role in supporting these changes to our campus layout this summer, and I would like to thank all of you for your continued care and stewardship of our beautiful campus.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy