Without our students, there would be no NJIT. To convey how much our students mean to the university, NJIT has designated Feb. 20-24 as its 12th annual Student Appreciation Week. This year’s observance is the largest ever and will feature more than 130 celebrations, activities and giveaways throughout the campus.

Here we feature sentiments from many of NJIT’s schools, centers, offices and programs expressing why we appreciate our students!


“University Admissions appreciates the positive ways our students contribute to the community at NJIT.” — Admissions

"We appreciate the many diverse talents, the energy and the enthusiasm of our Honors Students. They are wonderful ambassadors for our university, and they are the reason why the Albert Dorman Honors College has been named a Top 10 Public University Honors College." — Albert Dorman Honors College 

“The NJIT Athletics Department offers our appreciation not only for our 300+ student-athletes, but all of the NJIT students who come and support their Highlanders! One school, one team!” — Athletics

“The Bursar’s office appreciates all the students at NJIT because of their tenacious ability to get the job done.” — Bursar’s Office

“Our students remind us of why NJIT is highly regarded. They are academically strong, civic minded and receptive to advice on how to make the most of their professional lives.” — Career Development Services

“Students at NJIT are exceptionally bright, dedicated, creative and talented and we are very grateful to be in a position to interact and work with them. We learn from NJIT students every day!” — Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

“We appreciate our students for serving as tutors, mentors and teaching assistants, volunteering for competitions, and helping out in the CPCP office. They’re indispensable!” — Center for Pre-College Programs

“We appreciate our NJIT students because they bring an energy, charisma and curiosity that create an atmosphere of excitement and vitality to our campus!” — Center for Student Success

“We value our students in many ways at COAD. The first is the quality of their work, on display throughout the building and in the PowerPoints shown to prospective students and their parents. But perhaps more important are their personal qualities of generosity, reliability and collegiality. They are always ready to take time out of their busy schedules to contribute to the life of the school and the larger community.” — College of Architecture and Design

“The College of Science and Liberal Arts is proud to be home to a diverse student body whose dedication, hard work and ingenuity exemplify the Highlander spirit.” — College of Science and Liberal Arts

“Our students exemplify the pivotal point between adolescence and success!” — Martin Tuchman School of Management

“At the Newark College of Engineering we appreciate our students because they are the reason that we exist. They are the most important constituency we serve, and, when they graduate, they become our most consistent, generous and loyal supporters.” — Newark College of Engineering

“We appreciate the cultural diversity that our students bring to NJIT and are inspired by the sacrifices they make in order to better their education and live in a foreign country.” — Office of Global Initiatives

“Student Appreciation Week, coordinated by the Office of the Dean of Students and supported by offices across the university, is an opportunity for NJIT to let students know how much we value them. Students, of course, are the reason NJIT exists and we want to celebrate the intelligence, energy and integrity with which they pursue their educational passions.” — Office of the Dean of Students

“Our graduate students form a vibrant and diverse community of intellectuals that contribute to NJIT’s national and international recognition as a leading research university that offers innovative graduate programs in many emerging fields. NJIT and its graduate students benefit from each other in terms of improving their standing in a very competitive world. We are very proud of our students!” — Office of Graduate Studies

“NJIT is a community comprised of extraordinarily talented and hard-working students, and contributing to their success is a privilege. It is extremely gratifying to be surrounded by and advocate for people who will innovate in ways that advance society and improve the quality of life for all.” — Office of the President

“Every day we learn from our students the meaning of perseverance and dedication. The Office of the Registrar is thankful for the opportunity to be part of our students’ journey to obtain their academic degree.”  — Office of the Registrar

“URI students inspire us with their focus, motivation and initiative! They are fantastic role models!” — Research

“Residence Life would like to share our appreciation to all NJIT students for contributing to our campus community. Have a great spring semester, Highlanders!” — Residence Life

“We appreciate our McNair scholars for their hard work and research performance.” — Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

“The Office of Student Financial Aid Services appreciates students because without them there is no campus community or purpose in what we do daily — helping change lives one student at a time.” — Student Financial Aid Services

“Ying Wu College of Computing appreciates our students for their academic excellence, for their service to others (especially their fellow students) and for always embracing new frontiers by saying ‘hello world!’” — Ying Wu College of Computing