Galloway – Core Campus Development Master Planning
Sports Center Expansion - Phase 1 & Phase 2
Supporting Fitness and Wellness
Phase I and II expansions of the fitness facilities at a central location, core campus, will relieve the current overcrowding in both the Sports Center and I-Wing facilities and will allow for the addition of more and varied equipment and a more expansive offering of workout opportunities. It will also provide one location for all fitness/ wellness functions that are currently separated in different buildings (i.e., free weights, fixed workout machines, cardio machines). Additionally, an expanded fitness facility will better support the varsity and club sport programs which also are challenged by the limitations of the current facilities.
Phase I will support these existing NCAA varsity sports: Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, and Women’s Basketball. The Sports Center extends to the G. Larry James Track and Soccer Field and the latter will continue to serve as the practice/game venue for those programs (Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field). Phase II will also support varsity Rowing by providing permanent training space. Women’s Rowing and Women’s Golf will also continue to have offices in the newly renovated Sports Center.
Phase I and Phase II expansions and reprogramming for the Sports Center facilities and the expanded central fitness facility will allow for improvements/upgrades in the following areas:
- New Locker Rooms: Stockton team rooms, visiting team rooms, officials, campus community.
- New Coaches Offices: Men’s Soccer/Women’s Soccer; Men’s XC/T&F/Women’s XC/ T&F; Volleyball, Men’s Basketball/Women’s Basketball; Women’s Rowing/Women’s Golf
- New Private Recruiting Space
- Administrative Offices
- Athletic Training Room
- Meeting Room/Event Space
- Concessions/Ticket Area
- Public Rest Rooms
Sports Center Expansion - Athletics HUB 1 (Phase 1)
The first phase of Hub 1 of the proposed master planning of the core campus development is the result of research executed by the Athletic Facilities Task Force. Refer to previous pages for details regarding the task force report.
Construct an 18,000 SF addition to the Sports Center on the USC side to build a new common fitness/wellness facility that will incorporate one common space to replace the current Sports Center and I-Wing facilities, add new classrooms, and repurpose existing space. This includes the creation of new auxiliary service spaces (e.g., locker rooms, offices, meeting space) and reprogramming the existing Sports Center to improve space utilization.
The project also includes the repurposing and reorganization of the Sports Center’s existing office, conference and meeting room space, and the expansion of the fitness, physical therapy area and auxiliary space, including the kitchen area, locker rooms and team rooms, storage and support space.
Sports Center Expansion - Athletics HUB 1 (Phase 2)
The second phase of Hub 1 of the proposed master planning of the core campus development is the result of research executed by the Athletic Facilities Task Force. Refer to previous pages for details regarding the task force report.
Construct a 48,000 SF addition to the Sports Center that connects to the upgraded outdoor track to accommodate additional classrooms and program space (e.g., multipurpose/wrestling room).
The project also includes the continuation of Phase 1 repurposing and reorganization of the Sports Center’s existing office, conference, meeting room space, and the expansion of the fitness, physical therapy area and auxiliary space, including the kitchen area, locker rooms and team rooms, storage and support space.
Sports Center Expansion - Athletics HUB 1 (Phase 3 - Aquatic Center)
The next phase of Hub 1, of the proposed master planning of the core campus development is the result of research executed by the Athletic Facilities Taskforce. Refer to previous pages for details regarding the taskforce report.
The Sports Center Aquatic Center Expansion (Phase III) includes two different options for a new aquatic center that are based on pool size requirements for NCAA and projections for use of this new facility. We recommend that future planning for this phase rely on support from USA Swimming including its Build a Pool conference series. The two different options provide different degrees of programming that range from recreational use, community use (e.g., lessons, physical therapy, scuba, military training and certification, etc.), and competition for collegiate Swimming and Diving Teams and USA Swimming teams in the state of New Jersey and broader Atlantic region.
A competition pool with an NCAA-specified 50-meter racing area with moveable bulkheads for 25-yard and 25-meter racing areas, and a separate diving well to accommodate 1- and 3-meter boards and 5, 7.5 and 10-meter diving platforms, plus adequate bleacher space and locker room/bathroom space to accommodate large sanctioned events. A separate therapeutic/training pool is standard for most facilities and can be in-ground or above the ground with the necessary camera and other equipment. This option also includes new locker rooms and bathroom space to accommodate larger events, along with viewing space for spectators and teams for all possible future uses including competitions in short-course yards, short-course meters, and long-course meters. This allows for use by multiple teams, hosting of large sporting events (e.g., USA Swimming), with additional pool space for year-round rentals to outside teams and programming for the community.
A competition pool with an NCAA-specified 25-yard racing area, diving area with 1 meter and 3-meter boards and 2-4 lanes, plus bleacher space (temporary or permanent) and access to new or existing locker room/bathroom space. This option accommodates the NCAA Division III and USA Swimming short-course season with 1-meter and 3-meter diving, allowing for both competitive and recreational use. A separate therapeutic/training pool is standard for most facilities and can be in-ground or above the ground with the necessary camera and other equipment. New Jersey public schools with M/W Swimming and Diving participate in the Metropolitan Conference, which is a short-course season based on 25-yard pools (e.g., The College of New Jersey pool is an 8 lane 25-yard pool that measures 126 feet by 67 feet, with a moveable bulkhead that separates a diving well measuring 67 feet by 48 feet for one-meter and three-meter diving boards and 2 lap lanes).
Supporting Academics: This new hub will:
- enable current academic programs from across the campus to increase utilization in their coursework;
- support growth in enrollment for new academic programs seeking to use the facilities by proactively providing the infrastructure; and
- serve as a powerful marketing tool for current and future academic programs with a health and wellness focus to recruit new students.
Parking Garage Structure - 1,200 Vehicles
In 2017, Stockton University engaged Walker Consultants along with their subconsultants Langan Engineering & Environmental Services and Arthur W. Ponzio Company & Associates to conduct a parking garage feasibility study on Lot 0, 2 and 5 of the Galloway Campus. The team reviewed prior studies, visited the sites, performed a traffic study and geotechnical investigation, developed concept designs for the sites along with cost estimates and a design/ construction schedule. At the first meeting, Stockton University and the consulting team reviewed potential locations at the garage on the campus and selected Lots 0, 2 and 5 to study. Lot 6 was rejected because it is a prime location and plans to keep as many vehicles out of the campus core as possible. Lot 2 was later rejected by Stockton University and the consulting team for the same reasons. Concept designs were developed for each lot and matrix analysis was completed to weigh all the desired criteria (and relative importance) by which to compare each lot and concept design. The unpaved portion of surface Lot 5 has emerged as the preferred location. Lot 0 should be considered as a future site for a parking structure as the University continues to grow.
A proposed 350,000 SF seven story reinforced concrete structure will provide parking for 1,200 vehicles on the site of Parking Lot 5. The facility will have access from Vera King Farris Drive and include a first level bus terminal and lounge. In addition, this multi-functioning facility has the potential to include classrooms and office spaces in response to the future growth of the university.
Refer to Parking Garage Feasibility Study, dated November 2017, for additional information details related to Parking Garage Structures on Galloway Campus.
Refer to Appendix for details of Project Cost Analysis & Estimate
4th Academic Quad Building
In the spring of 2018, Stockton continued to expand its facilities to make room for increased numbers of well-qualified students and continued advances in faculty research and creative activity in the School of Health Sciences and School of Natural Science and Mathematics, along with other disciplines. The signature entrance and the two new buildings stretch out like welcoming arms to students, faculty, staff and community members.
These new Academic Quad buildings extend our statewide leadership in science and mathematics education and provide the academic tools for our Health Science majors and students seeking careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Looking towards the Campus Center, on the left, you will see the brick and glass structure known as the Unified Science Center 2. The three-story building houses teaching and research labs for various disciplines in the sciences, a vivarium, a large greenhouse, a multipurpose room and faculty offices. The 58,210 square foot building is an expansion of the existing 64,000 square-foot Unified Science Center.
On the other side of the Academic Quad, the 37,720 square-foot John F. Scarpa Health Sciences Center includes a state-of-the-art simulation suite that offers simulated clinical experiences to students majoring in health-related academic programs and courses. The simulation program offers both high/medium fidelity and standardized patient experiences and provides a platform for students to develop clinical skills specific to their area of study. The expanded space also accommodates the growth of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
The Galloway Campus has one last development footprint to complete the core Academic Quad with the Campus Center at the head. As academic demands increase and the growth of the university continues, a need for a significant multi-purpose facility is needed. This proposed project is an 80,000 SF four story academic building on the Galloway Campus Quadrangle. The proposed program may consist of the following spaces.
Campus Center Expansion - Welcome Center
The first impression and the centralized location for receiving guests, visitors and the general community on campus is key to the success of the overall perception of the University. The University’s Campus Center is the corner stone to the overall campus, it is the main facility for Enrollment Management (i.e., Admissions) and general information for wayfinding, activities, and events on campus. At this time, the existing campus center does not have a specific gathering space for visitors, which has resulted in congestion in the main foyer, and confusion about where visitors should go. A design of a responsible expansion to the campus center, dedicated to Welcome Center activity is therefore proposed.
As Stockton University pursues a substantial enrollment growth agenda, a dedicated Welcome Center will be integral to a friendly and welcoming environment for prospective students and their families.
A 5,700 SF, single-story addition to the Campus Center will include a welcome lobby and information area as well as offices, meeting rooms and conference rooms. The facility will host a multitude of events ranging in size from 10 to 100 people, including: daily campus tours, mini open houses, financial aid sessions, high school visitation programs, special events for professional educators and small educational conferences. The facility will be designed to allow access to the theater, event spaces and admissions areas of the Campus Center.