Academic Quad Expansion

Aerial of academic quad

Academic Quad Expansion

Stockton reaffirmed its commitment to New Jersey's future when it opened the doors to two state-of-the-art buildings dedicated to STEM (sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

More than 200 community members attended the dedication and ribbon-cutting of the new Academic Quad expansion, which features a new Health Sciences Center and a second Unified Science Center (USC2), on May 2.

The expansion project adds almost 100,000 square feet of academic space on the Galloway campus, promising more opportunities for students to become innovators and entrepreneurs in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The curved design of the new buildings creates a Quad that transforms the entrance to the campus and provides a meeting place for students to gather.

Funding for the $48 million project was provided by the N.J. Building Our Future Bond Act, with the University providing 25 percent of the cost as matching funds.


37,720 – square feet of space in the Health Sciences Center

58,210 – square feet of space in the USC2

8 – Physics & Biology teaching labs in USC2

4 - Physics research labs in USC2

24 – faculty offices in USC2

96 – compound microscopes

4 – instructor microscopes with cameras

Quad dedication ceremony
President Harvey Kesselman with Board of Trustees Chair Madeleine Deininger and other dignitaries cut the ribbon to the new Academic Quad expansion.
Students and faculty in Excercise Science lab
Kelly Dougherty, assistant professor of Exercise Science, and her students have access to state-of-art equipment in the new Exercise Science lab. 
Students walk outside the new Health Sciences Center in the spring.