Archive for New Jersey City University

NJCU to Receive $8.4M in Coronavirus Relief

The recently passed CARES Act provides monies to college to help mitigate the financial losses that they have incurred during to COVID-19; NJCU will receive $8.4M, half of which will go to emergency financial aid for students. A listing of all the colleges/schools in the country that have been granted aid is also online.

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What NJCU’s Performing Arts Center Will Look Like

For those who are interested in seeing renderings of what this largest piece of the University Place, aka West Campus, project will look like, please come here.

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Library Services During the COVID-19 Crisis


Until further notice, the Library is closed. We maintained limited numbers until Governor Murphy ordered all libraries to close.

While NJCU classes have migrated to an online platform and students are being encouraged not to come to campus, please remember that the Library will be open. Many of our services are already online, and you should take advantage of them:

You still have access to over 300,000 ebook volumes and 35,000 journal titles by utilizing WorldCat Discovery and limiting your results to ebooks or full text articles;

We have specific subject guides to assist you in your searching;

We have general guides to freely available curated materials;

Additional resources are also available;

Interlibrary loan will be sporadic at best, given the reduced staffing patterns at our sister institutions.

Our Ask a Librarian service will be available; however, depending on our staffing patterns, a phone call may not be readily answered. We recommend you use our online chat services for a quicker response;

Scheduling a library instruction class can still be made and we will try to accommodate the request in an online format;

The public service desks (circulation, periodicals, and reference) have all been closed, so please us our “Ask a Librarian” service

Rather than being six feet under, be six feet across from each other. Practice social distancing.

We will do everything we can to provide you with the same level of service on which you  have depended. We will get through this together.





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All NJCU Classes to be Held Online Beginning March 16 Until March 30

Dear Members of the NJCU Community,

As we continue to monitor the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to update the NJCU community with the latest information.  To date, NJCU has not identified any presumptive or confirmed cases of the virus on campus.  While that is good news, the University has elected to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to practice social distancing as a means of curtailing the spread of this virus.  Many universities across the country are following these same measures.

In order to ensure the health and well-being of our community, at the conclusion of the current week of Spring Break for students and faculty, all instruction at NJCU will be moved to online delivery beginning Monday, March 16.  Barring unforeseen circumstances, classes will resume in a face-to-face setting on Monday, March 30.

The Office of the Provost, the Department of Online Learning, and leadership in the Schools and departments are in the process of finalizing details for implementing online instruction.  Specific information for students and faculty will be forthcoming shortly.



Sue Henderson, Ph.D.


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NJCU Considered A “Halo Development”

According to GRID Real Estate’s “City of Jersey City Development Trends – Early 2019” report, NJCU with its PPP-sponsored housing/retail construction is trending hot and has been labeled a “halo development” signifying that this building activity is considered to have a positive impact on the surrounding community.

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NJCU Among Seven NJ Colleges To Share $35 Million for GEAR UP Program

The full text of the announcement is here.

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New Jersey Colleges Listed in US News & World Report “2020 Best Colleges”

1400 institutions made the various lists; here are the New Jersey schools that did (NJCU is among them). We rank #33 out of 170 “top performers in social mobility”.

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Past Issues of the “The Gothic Times” Are Online

This site contains an almost complete run of this NJCU student newspaper back to 2007.

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Welcome to the 2019/20 Academic Year!

We at the Library extend best wishes and felicitations to both new and returning students. Please remember that we are here to help you, no matter what your information needs. The regular hours for the Library look like this: Monday-Thursday 7:30am – 10pm; Friday 7:30am – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 5pm; Sunday 10am – 4pm . Changes to the schedule are here.

Here are some handy NJCU sites for you. When you need to contact a department or faculty member, use the university’s online campus directories.

To purchase textbooks for your courses and to see if there are used cheaper copies or a rental option, access the bookstore.

If you need to consult master course lists or catalogs, you may come to the Library or peruse the latest versions here.

And let us not forget the Office of Campus Life.

For those taking mass transportation, check this NJ Transit site.

Cafeteria hours, menus, specials, etc are available at this Gourment Dining site.

All students should read and be familiar with NJCU’s student policies. 

Also, please peruse the award-winning Gothic Magazine, read The Gothic Times (your student newspaper) and keep up with the Gothic Knights sports teams at this official and informative site. Learn about NJCU through this informative historical timeline and visit the accolade-laden Jersey City Past and Present. Make the most of your time here.

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Photos of NJCU 2019 Commencement

There are more than 100, courtesy of

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2019 NJCU Commencement Live!

Watch here it on NJCU’s YouTube channel; it starts at 9am.

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Another Groundbreaking for University Place

University Place, NJCU’s transformative project on the city’s West Side, continues to grow as Rivet 2 was formally started yesterday.

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This Is What NJCU’s University Performing Arts Center Will Look Like

All the construction down at University Place is a foretaste of what is to come in the guise of this new building slated for ground-breaking early next year. This structure will be a showcase of mixed-use applications with community outreach factored into its mission. If there ever was a capstone project, this is it.

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9/11 Ceremonies in Hudson County

This listing provides you will locations for the various ceremonies scattered throughout the county; NJCU has its own remembrance. For those of you who do not remember, NJCU lost some of its own that day: Kevin W Donnelly and Thomas A Gardner from the Fire Science Department; and Kalyan Sarkar from the School of Business.

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NJCU’s West Campus Expands

The opening of Rivet signals a further development of NJCU’s properties between West Side Avenue and Route 440. Built as a public-private partnership, this mixed-use residential building features social spaces and co-working opportunities along with advanced technological amenities Please come here for a photo-essay on this newest addition to NJCU’s portfolio.


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NJ Colleges With Lowest Student Debt (Think NJCU)

According to this article that is based on a third-party site, NJCU still ranks among NJ colleges with the least debt for graduating students.

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Cost of Going to College in New Jersey

Based on 2016/17, this interactive feature shows the true cost of attending college in New Jersey, not the publicly quoted tuition. See where NJCU ranks (among the best values once again for net tuition). As stated in the article “New Jersey City University and Rutgers-Camden were also among the most affordable schools, based on a review of aid, average tuition paid and tuition paid by income level.”

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Photos of 2018 NJCU Graduation

Well over one hundred photos are available for your perusal, courtesy of The Jersey Journal.

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2018 NJCU Graduation – Live!

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New Jersey 2019 Proposed Budget and NJCU

The full budget request has finally been put online; if you don’t want to wade through this massive volume, there is a “budget in brief” for your perusal. For those interested in seeing how NJCU fares in this newest budget proposal, please go to pages D-324 and D-325.

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