Campus Transformation - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is the Pemberton campus going to close?
A: The announcement came after a comprehensive facility study that proved the college did not have the demand to fill its current facilities. The Mount Laurel campus has more students than all other campuses combined and still has the capacity to absorb current and future students. Transitioning the main campus to Mount Laurel and phasing out the campus in Pemberton will improve the ability of faculty and students to collaborate and ensure student success.
Uniting the college in Mount Laurel will save millions of dollars in operating costs that will be reinvested in programs and improved facilities for students, faculty and staff. Pemberton has fallen into disrepair and it would cost roughly $47 million to refurbish the campus. The money would be more wisely invested in creating the new ultimate campus experience in Mount Laurel, which students clearly prefer.
Q: How soon will _____________ move, and where?
A: The transition plan is being finalized and will be announced this fall that will detail the time frame and locations for specific portions of the college to move. Any class advertised for Pemberton will not be moved in the middle of a session. There were no changes to the fall 2015 academic calendar, and little are expected for spring 2016.
Q: What will happen to the Pemberton campus?
A: A reuse study will begin this fall to explore future uses of the property that could benefit the local community. The study is being led by the Burlington County Office of Economic Development and will include representatives from Pemberton Township and the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
Q: Where will athletics go?
A: The college is working on the feasibility of developing multiple athletic fields and a state-of-the-art fieldhouse in Mount Laurel near the campus. Athletics will remain in Pemberton until new facilities are available.
Q: What’s going to happen to the pool?
A: The college hopes to preserve access to the aquatics programs throughout the county and is working on a way to keep the pool open.
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