Orientation Guide, Florham Campus

Welcome to Florham Campus, FDU!

Congratulations on your decision to attend Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus. This page is designed to guide you through your first steps as a student at Fairleigh Dickinson. It also provides information on the New Student Orientation and other areas of interest as you prepare to begin your Fairleigh Dickinson Experience!

During your Orientation Session, you will have the opportunity to meet students, staff and faculty in your major. This is a great time to ask questions about anything at Fairleigh Dickinson University. You will also have many opportunities to get to know other new students through engaging presentations, activites, campus tours and much more!

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Living on Campus

Believe it or not, more than 88% of first year students live on campus.  This creates a dynamic and diverse community which allows all members to enhance their college experience.

Although we cannot hope to replace your home, we do try to provide a comfortable, safe and fun living environment for you while you pursue your studies.  While living in the residence halls, your room will come to mean many things for you.  It will provide an opportunity to forge new and long lasting friendships, interact with students and staff from various  backgrounds and cultures and become a place where college memories will be made.

By far, one of the biggest anxieties faced by new college students is the challenge of living with a new roommate. If you are like most students, this will be the first time sharing your personal living space with another person, let alone a complete stranger! Take time at your orientation to get to know your classmates. This is the perfect opportunity to meet a potential new roommate. If you find someone you click with at your orientation session, the office of campus life can provide you with a roommate request form to arrange placement together for the fall semester.

Even if you don’t meet someone at your orientation, your roommate is only a phone call away.  Once you receive your housing packet in early August, you will have contact information for your new roommate.

While it’s the easy thing to do, don’t simply surf to your new roommate’s Facebook page and decide whether or not you’re a good match! Remember, it takes time to build any relationship. In the weeks leading up to the semester, take time to talk to your new roommate.  Get to know their story and expectations.  Communicate your needs.  And of course, don’t forget to ask who is going to bring the refrigerator.

First Year Student Parking

First Year students now have the ability to apply for a parking pass during the school year. If you are interested in bringing your car to campus, fill out the application on the Public Safety website. Remember, everyone is welcome to bring a car to summer orientation.

FDU Orientations

Florham Campus, Traditional Freshmen

For information about orientation sessions at the Florham Campus, please call the Office of Campus Life at 973-443-8582.


Education Opportunity Fund (EOF Program)

First year students who are participating in the EOF Program are required to atend a month long pre-college residency program. For more information please contact the EOF Office at 973-443-8566.


International Students

For information about international student orientation sessions, please see International Student Services pages.


Metropolitan Campus Freshmen

Looking for orientation information for the Teaneck and Hackensack campus? Visit FDU Metropolitan Campus New Student Orientation or call Dean of Students office at (201)-692-2190.