Metropolitan Campus: For Professional and International Studies
Quite simply, 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 you network of friends. Nearly 1,000 student live in the residence halls at the Metropolitan Campus.
For students who come to FDU from throughout the United States and abroad, commuting to campus is not an option. But often, students who live within commuting distance opt to live on campus for at least a part of their academic years so they can enjoy the "total college experience." Many also take advantage of part-time jobs on or near campus, as well as internships in nearby New York City and the northern New Jersey suburbs.
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.