Lafayette College: An integrated science center, the largest capital project in the college’s history.
Temple University: A $175.8 million library, expected to be an anchor in the heart of the North Philadelphia campus. Temple Japan moves to a new location on the campus of Showa Women’s University in Tokyo, the first time in its 37-year history that it is based on a college campus. North Philadelphia native and former 76ers star Aaron McKie takes over as men’s basketball head coach.
Haverford College: Major library renovation completed, including natural light from vaulted ceilings and large windows, meeting spaces, group and individual study rooms, galleries, and a café.
University of the Sciences: A 426-bed residence hall, 4545 Woodland Ave. in Philadelphia, and an online M.B.A. for those interested in careers in the cannabis industry.
Pennsylvania State University: Student Veterans Center on the main campus opening in November.
Rosemont College: A 73,000-square-foot community center named for outgoing president Sharon Latchaw Hirsh. Joint degree programs with several other universities and an applied psychology undergraduate degree.
Lehigh University: A 400-student residence hall. College of health beginning to accept applications for first class. The Center for Career & Professional Development moved to a new central location in Maginnes Hall.
Bucknell University: An academic building for the department of education and expanded classrooms and lab space for engineering.
Rutgers New Brunswick: A 75,000-square-foot performing arts center.
Swarthmore College: The opening of the first phase of the Maxine Frank Singer ‘52 Hall, now the largest building on campus, includes instructional and lab space for biology, engineering, and psychology departments; with the 50th anniversary of the Black Cultural Center and the Black Studies Program, dedication of the year to Celebrating Black Excellence at Swarthmore: Honoring Our Past, Imagining Our Futures.
Ursinus College: Celebration of its 150th anniversary.
Rowan University: Five certified therapy dogs will be at the center five days a week to support students in need, assist in mental-health efforts, participate in special events, and help in programs that aid students with autism spectrum disorder, veterans, and other populations. The program will have a full-time coordinator.
Harcum College: An academic center. (After acquiring the former American College building, 270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., the college turned it into an academic center, with floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights, and life drawing studio space, its first new academic space since the 1960s).
University of Pennsylvania: Squash courts, the naming of the New College House on Hill Field in September, and completion of the Franklin Field concrete restoration project in December.
Chestnut Hill College: A law and legal studies program for undergraduates and an online master’s in cybersecurity, the college’s first fully online academic offering.
Holy Family University: A career development center.
St. Joseph’s University: First students enrolling in the university’s School of Health Studies and Education. A Barnes Horticulture Certificate.
West Chester University: A biomedical engineering degree program.
Rutgers Camden: A mentoring program for students from underrepresented groups to prepare them to work in biomedical research. Another program aimed at increasing the number of military veterans in nursing, with the hope that they will serve other veterans. And a new immigration law certificate.
Neumann University: Undergraduate degree programs in cybersecurity, and data science and analytics and graduate program in athletic training.
Jefferson University: Students beginning to take classes at the Institute for Bioprocessing. A 12,000-square-foot facility with a 60-seat classroom, simulation center, and other features for students in the physician assistant program in New Jersey. Several new programs including a master’s in health design communication.
La Salle University: Renovated dog-friendly residence hall opening, new fields for both men’s baseball and women’s field hockey, and president Colleen Hanycz teaching a first-year seminar called “The Joy of Conflict.”
Drexel University: 100th anniversary of the co-op program. A renovated student residence hall for honors college students, including a new, two-story glass and stone addition that will house the college’s offices and seminar rooms.
Widener University: An occupational therapy doctoral program, new pro bono community clinic with occupational and physical therapy and mental health care and e-sports program.
Dickinson College: A national summit on higher education and climate change on campus in October.
Muhlenberg College: An honors program for premedical students planning to major in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences; a sustainability studies major and an honors society for first-generation college students.
Immaculata University: Kickoff of centennial celebration in December.
Gwynedd Mercy University: A digital communications program, a concentration of courses in cybersecurity, several pedestrian walkways, and loop road, part of a larger campus renovation project.
Arcadia University: An Office of Social Impact and Innovation to support students, faculty, and others who seek to make changes locally and around the world; interdisciplinary minors in neuroscience and boinformatics; track and field and e-sports added to the varsity sports roster.
Moore College of Art & Design: International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts & Education in October; nine residence hall rooms on the mezzanine level of Sartain Hall for 18 students.