Residence Hall to Open in 2017
New Dining Facilities, Fitness Center, and Classroom Space Complete the Expansion
History is in the making at New England Institute of Technology with the construction of the university’s first residence hall in the fall of 2017. The four-story, 400-bed facility will be located at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus and will offer single and double occupancy traditional rooms and semi-suites. The residence hall will also include student lounges, study rooms, a game room, a lounge with a fireplace and multi-purpose common spaces. A campus green will also be incorporated into this initial phase of construction.
An addition to NEIT’s existing main building in East Greenwich is also in the works. The current dining facility will be renovated to encompass an expanded variety of food areas such as an exhibition kitchen, bakery, grill area, pizza ovens, soup and salad bar, and deli along with a variety of seating arrangements that include booths, tables, nooks and high tops. Other new features will include a café, convenience store, fireplace, pool and ping pong tables, foosball, a video gaming area, large screen TVs, and a variety of sitting areas and lounges for students to gather. An outdoor patio area will round out the expansion.
A welcome addition to the East Greenwich campus is an 8,000 sq. ft. fitness center complete with a multi-purpose room for group classes along with a combination of aerobic and fitness equipment and a weight area. The construction project also includes 8,400 ft. of additional innovative classroom and laboratory space. To accommodate the additional students on campus as a result of these major improvements, a 400 car parking lot has been added along with new roads to allow for easy traffic flow.
This campus transformation with a residence hall on site will provide New England Tech students with enhanced academic, cultural and social experiences as the college continues its mission of preparing its graduates with the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to meet the demands of today’s employers.