Calendar of Events

Summer College at Caldwell (SCAC) Info Session
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Summer College at Caldwell (SCAC) is a program designed for current high school juniors who will be seniors in the fall of 2014 (Class of 2015).   SCAC provides students the opportunity to earn three college credits while studying science, medicine and math. This unique opportunity also incorporates SAT test taking strategies, academic field trips, and a taste of the college experience, with students meeting new friends while living on the Caldwell University campus. The program includes room and board, books, supplies and field trips.

RSVP for an SCAC Info Session!

  • Students interested in applying should meet the following criteria:
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • New Jersey resident high school senior in the fall 2013
  • First-generation college student (neither parent has earned a four-year college degree)
  • 3.0 or above high school GPA
  • Three years of high school science (including biology and chemistry) and three years of high school math (including algebra and geometry)

Program admission is determined through review of completed applications, essay, transcript and letter of recommendation from a science or math teacher or school counselor.


Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Information Session
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Adult Undergraduates – Bring your transcripts for immediate consideration and admissions. There will be an informal presentation followed by individual meetings with advisors.

Since 1969, Caldwell University has successfully served the Adult Undergraduate community. Our Adult Undergraduate programs offer flexible schedules, personalized advising, financial aid and distance learning options – all to meet your lifestyle!

Graduate Students – Join us at an Information Session! Learn more about Caldwell University Graduate Admission and Program Requirements. Meet and discuss your program of choice with a Program Coordinator in an informal atmosphere. Application Fee waived for attendees.

Get more information about Caldwell University graduate programs.

RSVP for this online session now!

Bishop da Cunha to Speak at Caldwell University’s Founder’s Day Celebration
Mar 26 all-day

Caldwell University will celebrate Founder’s Day on Wed. March 26 to remember Mother Joseph Dunn, O.P., who began Caldwell University in 1939 and served as its first president of the board of trustees.

The Founder’s Day Mass will be celebrated by Chaplain Father Al Berner in the Student Center gym at noon.

After Mass, administration, faculty and staff who have served the college for 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 35 years will receive an anniversary service award. Spring athletes and tutors will receive a special blessing. Employees are invited to wear red, one of the college’s colors. A complimentary luncheon will be held afterwards with a sparkling cider toast and cake cutting to mark the college’s recent achievement of university status.

Guest speaker Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese of Newark, will present on “Evangelization in the 21st Century” at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre. The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow.

Bishop da Cunha is a member of the Vocationist Fathers. Among the many positions he has held, he was a pastor at St. Nicholas Parish in Palisades Park, N.J. He was ordained a bishop in 2003 and was appointed vicar for evangelization for the Archdiocese in 2005. For further information, contact Father Al Berner and 973-618-3660 or

Other Founder’s Day activities include: a breakfast for commuters, which will be handed out in the parking lot from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Cougar softball games at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., free cookie handout from 6 to 7 p.m. in Werner hall, MOJO bingo in the Cougar Den at 9:30 p.m.


Carole Stone, Reads from Hurt, the Shadow: The Josephine Hopper Poems
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Carole Stone, Professor Emerita of English, Montclair State University reads from Hurt, the Shadow: The Josephine Hopper Poems with slide show of Edward Hopper’s paintings and presentation by JENNIFER NOONAN, Associate Professor of Art History.

Hosted by students in Mary Ann Miller’s Introduction to Poetry course.

Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

terzettaThe trio will perform music from the early 19th century through the early 21st century. Pieces include a trio by Austrian composer and pianist, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Trois Aquarelles by the French composer and flutist Philippe Gaubert and Voices of the Rainforest by the Spanish composer and pianist Elisenda Fábregas.

29th Veritas Awards Dinner
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

For more information on the honorees and to RSVP, go to this page.

Professor Bob Mann to Host Broadcast on New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Professor Bob Mann, chair of the Communication Arts Department, will host a special broadcast about New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. The program, part of the “Humanities Connection” series for the NJ Council for the Humanities, will be broadcast on WFDU 89.1 on Sunday March 30 at 8 a.m. WFDU can be heard throughout the tri-state region. After the broadcast, highlights will be archived at Mann’s guests are Michael Aaron Rockland, professor of American Studies at Rutgers and Sara Cureton, director of the NJ Historical Commission. New Jersey was once the movie capital of the world and the “cockpit” of the American Revolution. The anniversary is based on the British establishment of the Jersey Colony in 1664.

Open Books, Open Minds III
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Caldwell University Division of Education will hold its third annual conference on children’s literacy, “Open Books, Open Minds III,” Friday, April 4, 2014.

Author and journalist Gayle Forman will deliver the keynote address “Emotionalism vs Intellectualism.” Author Jennifer Crawford will present “First Book” during lunch and author Christina Baker Kline will be the afternoon speaker with her presentation “Historic Fiction: Filling in the Holes.”

Additional presenters will include authors Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Roxane Orgill, M. Jerry Weiss, and many other literacy professionals.

The day will include workshops, discussions, book signings and literary prizes. Participants can earn professional development awards.

Click here for Conference Brochure which includes the registration form


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Caldwell University Student Government to Host Statewide Student Leadership Meeting with Legislators and Higher Education Leaders
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Student government leaders from independent colleges and universities in New Jersey will have the opportunity to learn from and network with state legislators and higher education leaders and discuss higher education issues at a conference on Friday April 4. “Meeting of the S.G. Voices” will be hosted by the Caldwell University Student Government Association and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey. It will be held on Caldwell University’s campus.

Issues discussed will include: college affordability and debt management, stimulating school spirit and campus involvement and student government leadership talent acquisition and retention.

“Our goal is to not only unite New Jersey’s independent college and university student governments with legislators, but to also create an annual event that will be held for many years where students leaders can collaborate with and learn from state leaders,” said David Reeth, a senior at Caldwell and the college’s Student Government Association president.

An executive coaching session will feature New Jersey legislators sharing their professional stories, offering students advice and discussing higher education issues.

Confirmed legislators include: Senator Richard J. Codey, Senator Steven V. Oroho, Senator Tom Kean, Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin, and Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Garlatti, chief of staff for NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks, and Gabrielle Charette, executive director of the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority will lead a session on trending topics for higher education.

There will be a professional development roundtable where Bob Polakowski, vice president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey, will speak on “Putting Government Back in Student Government”, Caldwell University business faculty Tom Keen, Ph.D. will speak on “Leadership Starts with You” and business faculty Virginia Rich, Ph.D. will present on “Creating Your Own SG (Student Government) Voice Legacy”.

The day begins at 10:20 a.m. with registration and will conclude at 2:40 p.m. It will be held in the Student Center and Newman Center on Caldwell’s campus at 120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006.

For information contact David Reeth at

Caldwell Professor to Perform on Piano April 4
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Caldwell, N.J.–March 24, 2014– Nan Childress-Orchard, professor of piano, at Caldwell University, will appear in concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Essex Fells. She will perform excerpts from her CD “Songs for My Father: A Journey of Faith through Music.”

 The program will also include the Mozart four-hand Piano Sonata in B-flat major and songs for organ-and-piano duo. John Pivarnik, organist and choirmaster at Saint Peter’s, will join Childress-Orchard in the four-hand piano duets and combined organ/piano selections. A reception will follow.