You’ll find a welcoming, close-knit community and active social life at each of our 4 campuses. Pursue your passions through dozens of student clubs and athletic options, fun events, world class speakers and more. At Johnson & Wales, we’re focused on providing you amazing experiences today to create a more amazing future tomorrow.
Transforming Our Campuses, One Building at a Time
Each time the university has expanded into a city, it has revived an area fighting blight and abandonment or one in need of an institution to bring it back to life. Locating in struggling areas of a city means lower acquisition costs and the opportunity to be the center of that area’s rejuvenation efforts.
In Providence, the university revitalized close to 100 acres of waterfront alongside our Harborside Campus, providing a stunning natural setting and a range of environmental and recreational benefits to the community.
The campus’ newest focal point, the 82,000-square-foot Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence showcases stunning views of Narragansett Bay and is designed as the nation’s first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified culinary lab.
Other recent developments at Harborside include the Grace Welcome Center, which serves as home to culinary and graduate admissions, and the JWU Urban Coastal Greenway, a public walkway and open green space that connects our campus to the Narragansett Bay shoreline.
In North Miami the school purchased the closed North Miami General Hospital and began the steady transformation of a disparate collection of buildings into a campus community. Today the campus continues to evolve, including the new Sports/Entertainment/Event Management & Golf Center, an edible garden and an upgraded student center.
In Denver, JWU acquired an abandoned campus and reinvigorated a suburban neighborhood. The campus focal point, historic Treat Hall, is being fully renovated into a multi-use student services building to be called Centennial Hall. In Charlotte, JWU moved to a blighted area being redeveloped; today the campus encompasses 8 buildings on 13 acres in Uptown Charlotte.
By pursuing a nontraditional growth model, JWU is delivering career education to students in 4 US regions while benefiting these local economies and communities.