What is Rowan Boulevard?

Rowan Boulevard as seen from Town Square.

If you’re searching for a place to grab a bite or somewhere to go with friends, look no further than Glassboro’s historic downtown area at Rowan University, Rowan Boulevard.

Rowan Boulevard is a one-third mile strip built for students and Glassboro residents in an effort to reinvent the downtown area. In 2000, visions for Rowan Boulevard began, but it wasn’t until 2008 that construction really launched.

Street View of Rowan Boulevard

Rowan Boulevard features local and familiar restaurants, entertainment and shopping along with on-campus housing and academic buildings. At Rowan’s Barnes and Noble bookstore, you can shop merchandise, pick up textbooks, or even grab a coffee from the Starbucks cafe.

Outside of Rowan Barnes and Noble Bookstore 

What’s so great about Rowan Boulevard is that it’s pedestrian friendly. On-campus students have a convenient place to go when they want to escape their residence halls but don’t want to go too far. Rowan Boulevard also features garages with two-hour free parking for students who commute to campus and need a place to park. 

Students walking down Rowan Boulevard at night

At the end of the Boulevard you’ll find the town square, a great outdoor study space and home to many community events and celebrations, concerts, festivals and shows. It’s also a great spot to sit around on sunny days.

Rowan Boulevard town square

Also on the Boulevard, you can find Rowan’s Welcome Center, an information hub for prospective students and their families. 

Front entrance of the Welcome Center.

Some restaurants, shops and entertainment you can find on Rowan Boulevard include: Playa Bowls, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Chickies and Petes, Kung Fu Tea, Mexican Mariachi Grill, The Boulevard Salon, Hollywood Tans, Axe and Arrow Brewing Company, Cookie Munchers, Alumni Grill, La Scala’s Fire, Dawn to Dusk Cafe, Escape Room South Jersey, and Liberty Virtual Reality to name just a few.

Storefront entrance of Mexican Mariachi Grill.
Mexican Mariachi Grill

Additionally, many restaurants and shops on Rowan Boulevard accept Rowan Bucks

For more information about Rowan Boulevard, visit here.

See our video on Rowan Boulevard here:

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Story by: 
Caitlyn Dickinson, public relations and advertising graduate

Photos by:
Rowan Blog contributors
Madison Neumann and Anthony Raisley

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