About the College

_MG_9298Centenary College lies in the heart of a lovely, historic Victorian village. Students enjoy the rich scenery including the beautiful architecture in downtown Hackettstown. The area is clean and safe… a perfect backdrop for Centenary Summer Scholars.

Founders Hall becomes the center of the universe for our students. Day and commuter students are dropped off here. During down time, they can hang out
with friends in the lounges, common rooms, and room suites. Over the course of the week the students decorate, write on each others’ doors, and get the chance to live and learn like college students.

Community is at the heart of the positive experience at CSS. Our teachers and activity leaders excel as role models and mentors. Our returning staff provide continuity and intellectual capital. The staff is typically comprised of our program director, academic director, residence life director, teachers, and resident advisors. The directors make sure students are well engaged, growing academically and socially, staying safe, and having fun. The staff live in the residence halls with the students to ensure 24-hour availability and supervision.

We incorporate the college’s energy and experience into our program and include our Summer Scholars in the exciting world of a collegiate campus. It is a wonderful introduction to the college experience, essential for the future of our students. Join us for the summer of a lifetime and an experience you will never forget.


REEVES STUDENT CENTER: Our recreation center is essentially brand new!
It is the main hub for campus sports with playing courts, an indoor
swimming pool, and gymnasium. Sports are not required and many of our
students would never consider going to the rec center, but others will enjoy
the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment throughout the program.

FOUNDERS HALL: SUITE-STYLE LIVING: Founders Hall is one of the
most popular features of our program. The suites are fully air-conditioned with
individual bedrooms for every student. Each suite has four bedrooms and two
bathrooms oriented off of a main living room and kitchen. The main living
room has couches and a coffee table. In addition to the suites, the building has
a large common space, and features televisions, couches, ping-pong, foosball
tables, and quiet areas.

LACKLAND CENTER: This 22,000-square foot performing arts center is the
most sophisticated space of its kind in northwest New Jersey. It houses a 500-
seat theater, our TV studio and production facility, our College radio station,
and our state-of-the-art dining hall.

DINING HALL: There are vegetarian and meat options at every meal, along
with an awesome salad bar and a well-stocked ice cream bar! There are
multiple dishes offered and a large array of soft drinks and other beverages.
The hall is large, spacious, and bright with lots of windows overlooking the
quad and a host of HD flat screens dotting the walls. It is everything a modern
collegiate dining hall can be!

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