Babson Celebrates New Boston Campus
Members of the Babson community, local officials and friends of the College gathered on November 4th to celebrate the grand opening of the new Boston campus at 100 High Street, Boston.
The all-day, open house, grand opening celebration included breakfast, a ribbon cutting, special guest speakers, lunch, a look into the classroom, and more.
“We’re going to make Babson accessible and easy for Babson alumni in Boston,” said President Kerry Healey during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“The greatest school in the world in the greatest city in the world,” added Joe Winn, chairman of Babson Board of Trustees.
Visitors enjoyed presentations from numerous Babson offices and centers including Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) and the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Boston, the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, and Graduate and Undergraduate Centers for Career Development (CCD). Entertainment was provided by the Babson Rocket Pitches, audition-based a capella group at Babson.
The new space, located in the heart of Boston’s Financial District, complements Babson’s educational offerings at its Wellesley, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California campuses. Alumni, new students, and current students are invited to take graduate level courses in this space. Part-time graduate students have the opportunity to complete their entire degree in the city.
Babson Boston is home to the college’s recently launched Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program (GEIR). The new initiative will help qualified international entrepreneurs from Babson and other area colleges qualify for an H-1B visa and remain in Massachusetts, continue to build their high potential startup businesses, and bring new, high-skill jobs to the region. Babson is the first private college to pursue a GEIR program.
The campus features approximately 2,000 square feet of 1st floor co-working space along Federal Street, and 7,000 square feet of classroom, meeting rooms, and lounge space on the 12th floor. Each will be home to different ways for the Babson community to connect, engage, and innovate, including but not limited to a monthly networking event for alumni and friends of the college.
The campus is centrally located at a drop-off location for multiple MBTA commuter bus lines, and is less than a five-minute walk to several T stops on the Red, Orange, and Green lines. Owned by CBRE Global Investors, the 28-story building features a multi-use tenant lounge and high-tech conference room, free Wi-Fi, a coffee bar, and a rooftop deck with city views.