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A Vision for the Future of Georgian Court


The future of Georgian Court University is one of growth and change. How the university will evolve is at the heart of the university’s Strategic Compass and a new campus master plan, which is in the works.

On Thursday, September 12, architects from Kimmel Bogrette shared an early vision of what is possible for Georgian Court. The campus master plan means rethinking current buildings, restoring one of our historic entrances, and adding a much-needed new academic building were some of the highlights. There were also talks of modernizing the residence halls, creating more social and soft spaces for students, and even the possibility of making the Casino a central gathering place for student clubs, organizations and eateries.

Right now, the university is considering these ideas and more as we set course for the future. This first master plan presentation is just the beginning. Please watch your campus e-mails for information about the next phase of planning and discussions.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women.

As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 16 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings, and in 2024, GCU was named one of the best Online Master’s Colleges in New Jersey.

The main campus is in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.