The beginning of the school year is a time of change, a bit of chaos and sometimes a bit of fear in adjusting to a whole new world for our freshman and transfer students. It can also be a sort of...
Evening Lecture Series
The Evening Lecture Series brings nationally and internationally recognized architects, academics, and allied professionals to NJIT to discuss their current work and developments in the professions of architecture and design. Lecturers bring a diversity of experience and viewpoints to our students, faculty and the greater university community. More.
The Gallery, located in Weston Hall in the heart of the College of Architecture and Design, hosts two exhibits each year curated by adjunct faculty member Matt Gosser. Each exhibit is introduced with an opening reception which usually feature refreshments and live entertainment, usually local college bands. More.
The CoAD's Design Showcase is the premier event for the CoAD community. Select members of the student body are invited - based on academic performance and design skills - to exhibit their best work alongside professional work submitted by the School's alumni. More.
Click here for the Design Showcase website.
Special Student Events
A number of special student events take place throughout the year. Foremost among these are the Fall Ball held just before the holiday break, and the Graduation Celebration held in May.
- The Fall Ball, a completely student run affair, features dancing to live rock and roll, a host of refreshments, and some stunningly attired students. Each year a new design-related theme is selected and students create invitations, mount a publicity campaign that appears throughout the College and improvise special lighting and decorations to be installed in the Gallery. Last minute preparations are hectic but somehow everyone manages to complete the semester and appear at the Ball ready to have a great time.
- The Graduation Celebration is a more sedate affair. Held under a tent on the lawn, new CoAD graduates enjoy champagne and strawberries and a brass quartet in their caps and gowns. The Dean makes a special toast and awards are made to outstanding students. Finally, students are photographed on the ramp, accompanied by a red and white balloon send-off amid cheers of success and celebration.