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Sussex County Community College to offer students housing at Centenary University

In the fall 2021 semester, Sussex County Community College will begin offering residential opportunities to SCCC students at Centenary University.

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Sussex County Community College (SCCC) has strengthened its partnership with Centenary University through an agreement to offer residential opportunities to SCCC students beginning this fall.

SCCC students who live out of the immediate area will benefit from having the option of securing room and board at Centenary starting in the fall semester. This residential opportunity at Centenary will allow students to utilize campus life benefits with amenities such as dining services, recreation center/gym, community spaces, and more. Campus activities at both SCCC and Centenary will be available to students, giving students a full college experience.

Additionally, both educational institutions have recently signed a formal path to transfer agreement last June. The latest agreement aims to help integrate SCCC students into the University’s campus community, creating a more seamless path to transfer for those who choose to enroll at Centenary after earning their associate degree. Students participating in the residential program at Centenary are not required to enroll at Centenary upon graduation from SCCC.

“This is a natural extension of the partnership between Centenary University and Sussex County Community College,” said Amy D’Olivo, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs, noting that the two educational institutions share synergies through a number of similar academic programs. “Our two institutions also plan to work together on lifelong learning opportunities for residents of the Skylands Region.”

Kathleen Okay, Ed.D., senior vice president of academic and student affairs at SCCC, said, “We are very excited about the growing partnership between Sussex County Community College and Centenary University. This multi-dimensional relationship will focus on residential and articulation opportunities, setting the stage for seamless transfer for our students if they wish.”

Centenary students will receive priority for on-campus housing requests, noted Kerry Mullins, vice president for student life and dean of students. The SCCC students will be required to abide by all regulations adhered to by Centenary students, including those imposed due to the pandemic. Mullins said the two institutions would use a phased approach when integrating SCCC students into campus housing. “This agreement uses underutilized space in Centenary’s residence halls while providing new opportunities for SCCC students,” Mullins explained. “We look forward to welcoming them to Centenary University’s residential community.”

Located in Newton, NJ, less than 17 miles north of Hackettstown, SCCC serves nearly 3,000 students. Centenary University serves more than 1,400 students in person on its 100-acre campus, which includes additional learning space at its Equestrian Center in Long Valley and School of Professional Studies in Parsippany and online.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at Sussex at or call 973.300.2223.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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