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Our Second Century has begun!

In just 100 years, Western New England University has experienced an amazing transformation. From a small, satellite division of Northeastern College (University) with classes held in the YMCA, it has evolved into a higher education leader serving more than 3,800 students from 30 countries.

Now we are ready to ask ourselves, “How do we build on our history and create new opportunities?”

What do we need to do today to continue to evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s students? What new approaches to education do we need to envision? How can we continue to attract outstanding faculty and support their teaching and scholarship? How can we help students develop into career-ready leaders and well-rounded citizens through student life initiatives? How can we create a modern physical environment that is adaptable to future needs?

These are the considerations driving the $35 million Campaign for Our Second Century.

The Campaign for Our Second Century is designed to ensure Western New England University continues to rise in stature and quality, while remaining competitive and accessible to bright and deserving students. We will:

Increase Scholarship Assistance $11,500,000
Build and Enhance Campus Facilities $13,500,000
Create Impactful Opportunities in Student Life $3,500,000
Boost Academic Initiatives and Experiences $4,500,000
Strengthen the President’s Fund for Excellence $2,000,000
Invest in our Future $35,000,000


Ambitious? Yes! But people surely said the same thing when we welcomed our first students in 1919 or when we decided to form our own autonomous college in 1951. We knew then, just as we know now, that together anything is possible.

Whether you are counted among our alumni, faculty, staff, parents, or other supporters, please join us in helping to make our second century at Western New England University even more momentous.