Metropolitan Campus Life
Living on campus gives you the chance to become more fully engaged in the life of the University. You’ll find the experience offers you tremendous opportunities to get involved, sharpen your leadership skills, explore your special interests and broaden your network of friends. Nearly 1,000 student live in the residence halls at the Metropolitan Campus.
The Student Union Building houses the Knight Club Gameroom. The Knight Club is available for social events as well as meetings. The Knight Club Gameroom is the venue for all sorts of entertainment, including comedy shows, hypnotists, live bands, poetry readings, pool, board games, big-screen TV, ping-pong and video games.
FDU also has top notch facilities for anyone interested in all aspects of radio and television. WFDU-FM is a noncommercial FM station broadcast from the Metropolitan Campus. Students manage and participate in 92Q-FM radio station which broadcasts from the Student Union Building to the campus and beyond. These stations offer University students the opportunity to develop skills that are required for success in commercial broadcasting.
WFDU-TV, the University’s Television Production Center, is a training facility for all students. A full-color studio offers the serious student a wide range of engineering and production opportunities, including participation in the University’s weekly public affairs program, “Focus,” as well as the campus news program, “Viewpoint.”
Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the many educational trips in the metropolitan New York/New Jersey area. Recent trips include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, The Schomberg Museum, The Apollo (for its famous “Amateur Nights”), Broadway shows, such as Hairspray, Aida, and Phantom of the Opera, Six Flags Great Adventure, Atlantic City, New York Yankees games, and more.
The following traditions are honored : Welcome Week, University Day, Alcohol Awareness Week, Latin Heritage Month, Aids Awareness Week, Holiday celebrations, Black History Month, Women’s Awareness Month, Multicultural Week, Greek Week, Kwanzaa Week, Spring Jam, River Day, Renaissance Fair, Literary Society lectures, Winter Ball, Annual Boat Ride, Awards Dinners and Senior Week.
Planning to commute?
If you’re planning to commute to the Metropolitan Campus, rest assured that you’ll find plenty of support services and resources designed just for your needs.
The Commuter Lounge, located in the Fitness Center, will become your “home away from home.” Its comfortable chairs and sofas make it the perfect place to relax between classes. There are lockers and vending machines to make your life easier — and it’s Wi-fi enabled for easy internet access. Nearly all academic buildings and the library offer wireless access too.
The Commuter Lounge is located near the North Lot, the primary parking area for students. (Good news: there’s ample parking at the Metropolitan Campus!) Public bus service comes right to campus.
The Metropolitan Campus also has an active Commuter Council that assures your voice and concerns will be heard. It’s a great way to get involved in campus affaris and network with fellow commuters.
You’ll also be encouraged to become involved in other campus clubs and activities. Because so many students commute to the Metropolitan Campus, most groups try to plan meetings and events around the schedules of commuters.