About Rowan

Making History


A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.

The backbone of the University, Rowan’s administration encompasses six divisions. With their focus on operations, as well as academics, these divisions help support the student-centered mission of the University.

Formally inaugurated as Rowan’s 7th president on September 20, 2013, Dr. Ali A. Houshmand has led the University during a period of unprecedented growth and opportunity, much of it a direct result of his personal vision and drive.

Rowan University has evolved from its humble beginnings in 1923 as a normal school, with a mission to train teachers for South Jersey classrooms, to a comprehensive public research university with a strong regional reputation.

Click here for campus maps, parking information, driving directions and places to stay close to campus. Whether you are visiting Rowan for the day, commuting to class or working or living on campus, our maps and directions can guide your way.

As one of the leading employers in southern New Jersey with 2,000+ employees, Rowan offers comprehensive and competitive employment packages. Browse through our job announcements for a complete listing of available full- and part-time positions.

RU In? Show your Prof Pride and get involved. Alumni gifts of any size impact how Rowan is ranked. Make a gift today as a vote of confidence in your own education and the future of Rowan University.

From groundbreaking faculty research to community events and much more, learn about what’s happening at Rowan today. Here you can find the latest on Rowan news, important announcements and calendar listings for events

RU green? We are! We’re committed to cutting emissions, trimming waste and conducting research on alternative fuels. Rowan’s community is focused on leaving a smaller carbon footprint to ensure the health of our environment

 Across all campuses, Rowan offers students, faculty and staff a wide variety of helpful services and guidance.  For any question or concerns, please reach out to one of Rowan's many information or support desks. 

Looking for semester start or end dates, holidays, or commencement? Click here to view our 2013-2014 campus calendar, the 2012-2017 campus calendar, and the Cooper Medical School academic calendar.