Monroe College Opens New Dormitory in New Rochelle For Incoming Students on September 5

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Three hundred students moving into Gaddy Hall at Monroe College

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that its new dormitory in New Rochelle, Gaddy Hall, will be open for incoming students beginning their fall semester during move-in day on September 5. Three hundred students, including local graduate students, athletes and students from over 100 countries, are expected to move in.

Gaddy Hall is a 74,000 sq. ft., six-story building that includes seven classrooms, a cafeteria, common areas, computer study rooms, and offices for faculty and administrators on the lower floors. Construction began in the fall of 2013 and was completed last month. The dorm was named in honor of Dr. James R. Gaddy, a former Superintendent of the New Rochelle School District, Principal of New Rochelle High School and longtime member of Monroe’s Board of Trustees.

“Gaddy Hall provides students with the convenience of having both classrooms and a cafeteria located in the building where they reside,” said Marc Jerome, the Executive Vice President who oversees Monroe’s New Rochelle campus. “This new facility reflects our continued commitment to providing students with an integrated and vibrant campus life. We are confident our students will welcome and appreciate the dorm’s spacious living quarters and comfortable, lounge-like study areas.”

Based in the Bronx, Monroe College established its presence in New Rochelle in 1983. Since then, the campus has grown steadily, partnering with the city and its neighbors to develop and pursue a mutually beneficial master plan for integrating the college within the existing downtown area to create a more vibrant, robust community for both the college and city. This project is the result of a longstanding working relationship with award-winning design firm Doban Architecture.

Currently, Monroe has six academic buildings in New Rochelle, including a state-of-the-art Culinary Arts Center in the downtown area. Campus housing is provided for 1,000 of its 2,500 students across 16 local buildings. The Monroe Athletic Complex, a 45,000 square-foot indoor arena that is home to the Monroe Mustangs athletic programs, was added to the New Rochelle campus in 2011.


Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a student-centric learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. The institution was listed in the fall of 2013 by U.S. News & World Report as the most affordable ranked private college in New York State. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit

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