Livingston Campus Growth (2010-2013)

Dining, housing and academic buildings were some of the large construction projects undertaken from 2010 through 2013, to greatly expand the academic and student life offerings on Rutgers University's Livingston Campus. The Vision for the Livingston Campus, unveiled in 2007, established a robust center for business and professional education on the Livingston Campus.

University Facilities & Capital Planning developed a website (updated through 2013) to communicate all Livingston Campus Construction information, including details on these major projects:

  • Livingston Student Center renovation and expansion. The grand reopening was held April 7, 2010. 
  • Livingston Dining Commons: Active construction from February 2010 to July 2011. Opened in fall 2011 with seating for more than 900 people. Replaced dining facility in Tillett Hall.
  • Livingston Housing:  Active construction from October 2010 to September 2012. Opened in fall 2012, housing 1,500 students and including street-level retail services.
  • Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick: Active construction from October 2011 to July 2013 and opened in fall 2013. The $85 million Business School project, partially funded by an anonymous donation of $10 million, serves more than 3,200 undergraduate students in addition to graduate and continuing professional education students.

The Vision for the Livingston Campus is part of a long-term initiative to enhance the university’s campuses to attract top students and faculty, build alumni loyalty, improve the learning environment for students, and strengthen Rutgers’ ties with its host communities.

President Richard L. McCormick, in his 2006 Address to the University Community, called on Rutgers to develop "a unique academic identity for [Livingston] Campus, grounded in history but also focused on new horizons and opportunities." 

In 2011, the Rutgers student newspaper The Daily Targum interviewed students about the newfound appeal of the renovated Livingston Campus.

Originally posted December 23, 2010
Revised May 1, 2016