NJCU’s 52-acre main campus, located on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, is a jewel in the heart of the city, featuring a spectrum of architecture ranging from Gothic to contemporary, all set in quiet, landscaped pathways. The campus provides a traditional university environment tucked away from the bustle of urban life. However, its location offers abundant opportunities for study and job placement in metropolitan-area corporations, government, and in the nonprofit sector.
The oldest of the 27 buildings on the campus is Hepburn Hall. The Gothic structure serves as the architectural symbol of NJCU. The seven-story Arts and Sciences building, designed by architect Michael Graves, adds a post-modern architectural flair to the center of the campus. The Michael B. Gilligan Student Union was recently renovated to include new conference facilities, student art gallery, commuter lounge, game room, and tutoring resource center. The Fine Arts building on Culver Avenue features a Maya Lin sculpture in the entrance garden area. The Thomas Gerrity Athletic complex was redesigned and transformed in 2009 to accommodate an NCAA-compliant soccer field and natural-grass softball and baseball fields.
Several structures on West Side Avenue, formerly industrial buildings, have been renovated as adaptive reuse projects, and include the West Side Theater, which is home to the Actors Shakespeare Company at New Jersey City University. The same building houses NJCU’s Business Development Incubator program.
NJCU’s quality academic programs are also presented at other sites beyond the main campus as follows: NJCU on the Waterfront, West Campus Redevelopment Project, and NJCU at Wall (Communiversity).