Bobby Valentine Health & Recrecreation Center Dedicated
Sacred Heart University celebrated the Bobby Valentine Health & Recreation Center grand opening and dedication with a ribbon-cutting event at the start of the school year. Students flooded the facility’s parking lot where they played with SHU-branded Frisbees and enjoyed cotton candy and popcorn. Faculty, staff, community members and friends of the University joined the crowd to hear speeches from administrators, a club sport student-athlete and Bobby Valentine himself.
Two New Residence Halls to be Built on SHU's Upper Quad
Construction is under way for two additional residence halls that will make up the residence village on Sacred Heart University’s Upper Quad—formerly the site of Jewish Senior Services. The first of what is anticipated to be six halls—housing more than 900 students—opened early this year. It is named after Pierre Toussaint, a freed slave who became a noted philanthropist. Read More . . .
SHU Builds Bobby Valentine State-of-the-Art Health & Recreation Center
Sacred Heart University is investing $21.8 million in construction of the Bobby Valentine Health & Recreation Center, a state-of-the-art fitness facility for the whole student population. It will be named after the University’s executive director of athletics and Major League Baseball great, Bobby Valentine. Read More . . .
SHU Opens JP's Diner, a ’50s-Themed Dining Hall
Sacred Heart University's newest dining hall, JP's Diner, is a '50s-style diner and the first on-campus diner in all of New England. Named for SHU President John J. Petillo, JP’s is located on SHU's newly-constructed Upper Quad, between the William H. Pitt Center and Pioneer Park. Read More . . .
New Venue to Enhance Programming for WSHU and Public Safety
Sacred Heart University is constructing a new three-story, 21,000 square foot building on Park Avenue that will serve as home for WSHU, the onsite National Public Radio station serving Fairfield County and southeastern Connecticut, as well as home to SHU's Public Safety Department.
Sacred Heart University Acquires Former GE Global Headquarters
SHU has purchased General Electric's 66-acre former global headquarters in Fairfield. “This is a transformational moment in the history of Sacred Heart University,” said SHU President John J. Petillo. “With this property, SHU has a unique opportunity to contribute to education, research, health care and the community. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us, and it also reflects our long-standing relationship with GE that includes former GE CEO Jack Welch, for whom our College of Business is named.” Learn more...
Pierre Toussaint Hall
Renovations have begun on the property formerly known as the Jewish Home. This 15.6 acres of land is surrounded on all three sides by Sacred Heart’s main campus and will become a residential village including student housing and a dining hall. Read more...
Bergoglio Hall, a three-story 80,000-square-foot facility that took just under two years to construct is the new home to over 200 sophomore students. The building is located on SHU’s Fairfield campus, across the street from the Martire Center for the Liberal Arts. The residence hall is equipped with a CrossFit gym, video game playroom/classroom, laundry facilities and shared kitchen spaces. Its spacious lobby includes a cozy fireplace and plenty of chairs and couches for relaxation and study sessions. Read more...
SHU Purchases 150 Acres of Land in Milford to include Great River Golf Club
Sacred Heart University has purchased 150 acres of land on the Housatonic River in Milford/Orange, CT, which includes Northeast's premier semi-private 18-hole Great River Golf Course and a 32,000-square-foot clubhouse. Located just 11 miles away from SHU's main campus, Great River Golf Club is a signature Tommy Fazio-designed facility that has been ranked fourth-best in Connecticut by Golf.com. Read more...
Center for Healthcare Education
Located at 4000 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, our new Center for Healthcare Education is designed to offer students with aspirations in any health-care profession the best possible learning environment to ensure that they are prepared to succeed in the booming health-care industry. The new Center encompasses 120,000 square feet of exceptional learning facilities in a three-story building on 8.7 acres. Read more...
Frank and Marisa Martire Center for the Liberal Arts
Home of the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology and the School of Communication & Media Arts, the $50 million, 120,000-square-foot center is a unique, world-class facility offering unparalleled resources for students, including media production studios, trading floor and interactive laboratories designed to advance the skills and knowledge students need for the global marketplace.
The Frank and Marisa Martire Center for the Liberal Arts honors Frank, a 1969 graduate of Sacred Heart, and his wife Marisa for their years of service and leadership, as well as a multimillion-dollar philanthropic commitment to the University. Read more...