Metro Campus Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students serves as an advocate for students and is responsible for overall coordination of disciplinary matters, student government advisement, student handbook, orientation, honors convocation, and commencement.

The Office of the Dean of Students deals primarily with non-academic matters. Generally, students should contact their academic deans for academic issues. However, the Dean of Students Office is available to respond to all aspects of students’ needs and should be used to mediate and resolve difficulties. All students and their families and other supporters are welcome to contact the office for general assistance and direction.

Spring at the Fairleigh-Metropolitan Campus 

Dear FDU Metro Students, 

I hope this finds you and your family healthy and well.  While we all wish the start of the spring semester allowed us to return to business as usual, we unfortunately must continue to exercise caution as a community. I hope you continue to feel the support of the Fairleigh Dickinson University community wherever you may be.  The FDU faculty and staff continue to work diligently to find ways to keep you informed, connected, and engaged.  We have updated our special online resource for you to help you continue to stay in-the-loop as well as have easy access to a wide-array of information about offices and services on campus.  This Spring at Fairleigh will continue to unlike any other and while we navigate these uncharted waters together, we hope that you will continue to rely on the strong sense of campus community to see your way to success. 

Please use this Spring at Fairleigh online resource whenever you need to ensure you have accurate information regarding all current policies, processes, and campus resources. You can enter either with your name and FDU ID or as a guest and explore the different tabs. This is a living document, so continue to refer back to it and check it often for updated information. Please also feel free to share this resource with your parents and family members.

Should you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.  We are here for you.

All my best,

Vidal Lopez, Dean of Students

Vote Everywhere

The following portal provides information to students on whether that are registered, where they can get registered, and where they can obtain mail in ballots and location polling places.

Students can text “FDUvotes” to 56525 to receive text updates on important voting deadlines. 

Contact Information

Metropolitan Dean of Students Office

867 SUB Lane
Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM and by appointment
(201) 692-2190
(201) 692-2188
Dean of Students Office
1000 River Road, T-DS1-01
Teaneck, NJ 07666


Dean of Students
DepartmentDean of Students
Phone: 201-692-2190
Mailstop: T-DS1-01


Associate Dean of Students
DepartmentDean of Students
Phone: 201-692-2190
Mailstop: T-DS1-01


Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students
DepartmentDean of Students
Phone: 201-692-2190
Mailstop: T-DS1-01