Hi, everyone. Welcome to Fairleigh Dickinson's Metropolitan campus. I'm Erin, one of the Student Ambassadors here, and I'm a senior in the Criminal Justice program with a minor in Forensic Psychology.
My name is Matthew. I'm also seeing here at Fairleigh Dickinson University majoring in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources. We're super excited to be touring you guys around our wonderful campus today. So, let's get started!
So this is our Rothman Center. This is where you will find a lot of our Division I athletic teams practicing as well as posting their games. What you can see in here are basketball games, volleyball games, and indoor track meets. Now besides being able to get into our sporting events for free with your student ID, you also get a chance to take selfies with Nitro the Knight who's cheering on our teams every single game. Besides sporting events being held here, you can also come to our Career Fair that's held every single year and get a chance to meet with different companies for internship opportunities and future career opportunities beyond your time here at FDU.
This is Dickinson Hall, home to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions and several of our academic departments and classrooms. In addition to that, this building also houses Wilson Auditorium, which hosts several events throughout the academic year, such as our professional development programs, our Honors induction, and "Meet the Greeks." In this building is also one of our three dining options on campus, Dickinson Hall cafe, more of a stop-and-go kind of cafe style, which serves Starbucks, soups, salads, and sandwiches.
So our next stop on a tour is our famous footbridge. This connects both sides of our campus to Hackensack side and the Teaneck side together, and it's a great place for you to stop and do homework in between classes. You'll see a lot of people chatting hanging out with your friends here and getting some great pictures of the sunset for the ground.
Welcome to our North Point Residence Hall, one of three living options here at FDU Metro. These are upperclassmen exclusive dorms, and the dorms are hotel-style, meaning that you share it with one other person with their own private bathroom. Each floor has its own lounge and laundry services for students. Our third floor has a kitchenette and our fourth floor is 24-hour quiet hours.
Welcome to FDU Metro's fitness center. Right now we're actually in the cardio room where you can see machines like ellipticals, treadmills, and more. But behind me, you have a full-size basketball court, as well as a soft studio to my right-hand side where it's home to Pilates classes, yoga classes, and Zumba classes.
In addition, on either side of this cardio room, are our weight training rooms, so on this side, we have weight training machines, and behind me we actually have a free weight room as well. Now besides being able to work out here, it's also home to a lot of our intramural teams. Now just as competitive as our D-1 athletics our intramurals are even more competitive, but also even more fun to do with your friends.
Besides this being a center of sports on campus, it's also home to our Commuter Lounge. Now it's not just home to commuters, it's for all students to co-mingle with each other and hang out between classes while playing pool, playing ping pong, getting something from the vending machine, and doing homework.
This is our world peace sign acquired many years ago at the New York World's Fair. This is a symbol that represents our long-standing relationship with the United Nations as well as our university's commitment to producing global citizens. It is actually supposed to mean peace in a combination of many different languages. Before exam time, we often go rub the statue in hopes of getting good luck. It's actually midterm season now so I'm gonna go try my hand at it.
All right, our next stop on this tour is Robeson Hall right behind me. Here you can find our lot of our administrative offices on campus, including the Academic Resource Center, Academic Advising, Tutoring Services, Transfer Student Services, and our Honors Office. So another one of the great things here FDU is our tutoring services opportunities. So you can schedule an appointment at any time free of charge, so that way you can succeed in your classes. Usually whoever's tutoring you is either a student who has previously taken the course and excelled at it or even a professor or professional in the field.
Welcome to the Crown building. This is where you can find Enrollment Services, the Office of Financial Aid, International Admissions, and Graduate Admissions. If you have any questions regarding your award package, your payment plans, adding, or dropping classes. This is where you can go.
All right now behind us is Alumni Hall. This is home to FDU's bookstore on campus. So this is where you can get any textbooks you might need for your classes, any merch to show off your school spirit, anything that you forgot to pack with you last minute, and any snacks that you might need during your time here.
And speaking of snacks, and the lower level of Alumni Hall, we have another one of our three dining options here on campus Riverside Cafe. This is more of a sit-down cafeteria-style dining option with a bit more variety in the food. Having things such as rice bowls, flatbreads, smoothies, smoothie bowls, and much much more. You can come here and use your Flex or 1Card Cash or even your debit card to come have a nice meal with your friends.
Up next is our Giovatto Library. This is where you can find three floors worth of resources and a wealth of knowledge as a student here at FDU. Most notably It is home to our Career Development Center. This is where you can meet with an advisor and work on your resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and anything else you might need for future internships and career opportunities.
In addition, it's home to our Metro Writing Studio, where much like our tutoring services, you can book an appointment at whatever time you'd like to meet with someone and go over the writing process so that you can get an A on that paper. The library staff here is super helpful and will be able to assist you with anything you need.
Okay, so we've made it to the Courts on campus. This is our second residence option. And while it is usually home to a lot of our upperclassmen, there are a few exceptions if you're a first-year student. So if you're part of the Honors Academy, Global Scholars Program or University Honors Program, you will actually get your own Court with other students in your same program. And now each room has you and one other immediate roommate. And then each floor has a bathroom that you'll share with a few other floormates of your own. And each building actually has its own kitchen as well.
This building right behind me is Student Counseling and Psychological Services, or "SCAPS" for short. This cozy little building is nestled right alongside the river and is a great place to visit when you're adjusting to that first year here at FDU. If you want to talk about any of your mental health needs, test anxiety, or just participate in any of the events like mindfulness, meditation classes, or yoga, this is a nice spot to visit.
All right, so we've arrived at the Lindens. This is our suite-style type of residence on campus usually reserved for our first-year students. Now instead of having a smaller room with just you and one other immediate roommate, and then having a shared bathroom with an entire floor of people, you actually get your own room with your one immediate roommate plus four suitemates where you get to share a living room and your own bathroom that gets updated by housekeeping services on a daily basis. In addition, you have access to central air conditioning and heating, free cable, and laundry services. What a great way to start off your freshman year!
We have now arrived at the Student Union Building or we like to call it the "SUB." This is the center of all student life here on campus. On our lower level, we have our mailroom. On our main level, we have our Office of Student Life, which oversees all of our 60+ clubs and organizations here at Fairleigh Dickinson University. We also have our Knight Club, as well as Student Health Services and our Information Desk. And on our top floor is our final dining option here on campus, which is our buffet-style dining hall. Thank you for joining us today on our tour of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan campus. We hope you learned a lot and enjoyed it.
If you want to visit this campus in person, make sure to go to our website at fdu.edu/visit and if you want to talk to real students like us, go to fdu.edu/chat for more. We hope to see you soon!