|The safety of our students, faculty and staff remain our top priority. In order to upgrade the learning environment for our students in the Student Center, D Building and to advance its contribution to the sustainability of the campus, a number of improvements are being made. The Student Center houses the cafeteria, classroom space, Campus Life and office space.
The installation of a more energy-efficient heating system was completed in the summer of 2013. In addition, these improvements are necessary to take full advantage of the partial use of solar power as a source of renewable energy throughout the campus. Our goal is to minimize disruption to classroom instruction and shorten the time to completion of the upgrades. Some courses will be scheduled in other buildings on campus, some course sections will be consolidated and other courses may utilize the Fire Science Academy.
The Student Center was constructed in 1931 by the Salesian Order of Catholic Priests as a seminary classroom building, library and residence. In June of 1984, the Salesian Society, Inc., the parent corporation of Don Bosco College and the Salesian Society of New Jersey, Inc., conveyed the Don Bosco Campus to the County of Sussex. Now a part of SCCC, the red brick building has stood the test of time as a center for learning. The upgrades to the structure will ensure it continues its role as a comfortable and energy-efficient home to classroom instruction and student activities well into the future.
A Message from William F. Waite
I am pleased to announce that, despite the number of schedule adjustments necessitated by the D-Building renovation project announced last week, more than 93% of the classes originally scheduled by our department chairs and academic program coordinators remain on the schedule for the Fall 2014 Semester without any significant change. The remaining 144 class sections will run on the days and at the times originally scheduled, thus minimizing confusion and affording our students the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of schedule options in terms of class size, meeting times, instructors, and instructional format (face-to-face and online).