Hi, my name is Matthew Alston and I'm a junior here at Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan campus, majoring in Business Management with a concentration in human resources. I'm involved in quite a bit here on campus, including the student ambassador program with undergraduate admissions. I'm a former Orientation Leader, and now I am a resident assistant. Welcome to this tour.
Hi, my name is Cassie. I'm a rising senior here at FDU Metro. I'm also very involved on campus through the student ambassador program clubs like Women in Nusiness, the FDU Accounting Honor Society. So I'm really excited to be here with you on tour. So let's get going.
So our first stop on the FDU Metro Campus tour is our George and Phyllis Rothman Center, home to our Men and Lady Knights. Here at FDU Metro we offer a Division One athletics program. And we also have tons of collegiate sports that you can choose from, from soccer, to basketball, to fencing, and even bowling here on campus. Inside we have both an indoor track and an indoor basketball court along with our Stratis Lounge. Throughout the year and our seasons, there are plenty of events to be held here for students of course, free of charge. We love coming here to support our men and our ladies here during this season. So, next stop Dickinson Hall.
Dickinson Hall and this is pretty much a large academic building on campus. On the second floor we have our School of Business. On the fourth floor we have our School of Nursing and on the fifth floor we have our School of Natural Sciences. Also in Dickinson Hall, we have one of our dining cafes, which is Dickinson Cafe. Here we actually have a lot of hot sandwiches, salad, soup, and it makes it easy for students to get grab their food and head off the class. Also, within Dickinson Hall, we have our Business Research Library. And we also have Wilson Auditorium for guest speakers to come and speak to the students. Let's get going.
So, here we are on our FDU Metro footbridge. It was actually recently renovated back in the summer of 2019, so that we can add all this beauty to our campus. We planted some nice flowers, we added some benches, some tables and chairs so that students can have an outside study area for them to kind of mingle with their friends and also if they just want to come outside in this beautiful weather, they can do that too. This Hackensack River behind me also divides our campus into two towns. If you guys haven't realized already, this side of campus is the Hackensack side where we're coming from, and this side over here is the Teaneck side. So Cass, how about we head over to the Teaneck side?
Now we're at North Point Residence Hall and this is one of three residence halls on campus. And it's actually also commonly known as our hotel style residence hall just because we have really long halls, two people each room and actually within your room, you share a restroom with one other person, your roommate, so it's one of the benefits of this residence hall and also just so you know, it is exclusive for upperclassmen. So if you you know, after freshman year, this is a highly popular place to consider living and then also what's really special about it on each floor. There are lounges so students can hang out together do work together. On our fourth floor actually is a 24 hour quiet zone. So if you prefer quiet floor, you can definitely love that. And then also on our third floor, we do have a kitchenette. So if you need to cook up anything, you could do that there too. Let's go check out the Fitness Center.
So everyone, welcome to our Fitness Center. Here, for those of you that like pumping some iron, you know maybe athletes in the crowd, this may be your spot. Inside you have an indoor basketball court, we have an aerobics room where plenty of classes from Zumba to yoga and pilates. We also have a free weight room, a machine weight room, as well as a cardio. inside. We do have lockers for both men and women with showers and bathrooms inside and inside as well. And here we have our commuter lounge. While it is called our commuter lounge, it is not exclusively for the commuters. It's just a place where a lot of commuters tend to go so that they can hold their stuff in the lockers that we have in there too. You know textbooks, tote bags, anything like that and so they have a place to kind of relax and lounge throughout the day, but of course both residents and commuters are allowed in. So here, I've been promising I'd make it here for a while but I haven't had my chance yet, but I do enjoy coming here to watch all of my friends playing intramural sports. It's always a great time with the FDU community. So Cass, you ready to go?
So actually behind our fitness center, we have two academic buildings. The first one is Bancroft Hall for anyone who's majoring in education or in the QUEST program, that's where their classes take place. And then we also have Williams Hall where anyone who's majoring in psychology, that's where their classes take place too.
Now we're at our World Peace Sign. It was donated to us from a World Fair and supposedly it does resemble peace from over multiple, a combination of multiple languages. Also, legend has it if you do rub it before an exam, you will get an A so let's go give it a try.
Let's go. So we have just arrived at Robison Hall, which is also connected to Robison Annex on the other side of the building. In Robison Hall, we have Academic Resource Centers for students. We also have Academic Advising and Counseling as well as the home of the University Honors Program. In Robison Annex, you have to School of Criminal Justice, as well as plenty of miscellaneous classrooms, which students will probably have during their time here. We can have things from composition and rhetoric all the way to university core.
So guys, we have just arrived at the Krone Building. Inside, we have Enrollment Services, the Office of Financial Aid, and Graduate and International Admissions office. I come here when I want to enroll for my courses, and I have any questions about my credit. And I also come to the financial aid office when I have any questions about my award packages, or how to apply for my FASFA.
Now we're at Alumni Hall and first off on our top four, we actually have our campus bookstore. So, as a student at FDU, this is really convenient because you can go online to the online bookstore, and you'll check out what classes you have for the semester and your professors directly upload what materials and textbooks you meet online. You can order it straight there, and then you can come here in person and pick it up. So really convenient resource and then we also sell a lot of different apparel so you can get your FDU sweatshirts as well. On the bottom floor of Alumni Hall, we actually do have our second dining hall on campus and this is Riverside Cafe. This is my favorite place to eat on campus because you have a really fantastic view of the river. So we also have a lot of different foods sold at this dining hall. So from chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers, empanadas, pizza. Even more healthier foods like salads, fruit bowls, smoothies. A lot of different options and you can't beat the view of the river. So one of my favorite places to go.
Here at FDU Metro, we love our river side swings. We usually come out here in between classes or sometimes just to catch the sunset. But no matter when we come out here, it's always a beautiful view over the Hackensack River.
So right now we are in front of our Frank Giovatto Library, home to several important tools and resources for students. We have our Career Development Office, where we have career development specialists here ready to help students with things like resume writing, preparing your cover letter, interview, preparation skills, finding on and off campus work, and so much more. We also have our reading room, which houses houses, computers, and nice quiet study areas. And further down in the room, we have more of a recreational area where students can go. There's a gaming station, there are vending machines, board games, and even napping stations. You know, when us college students get a little tired between classes. Upstairs on the top floor, we have our main library, reading room as well, where there are also computers and it's always silent up there. So it's a perfect place to study for finals, midterms and other exams. And most importantly, we have our Metro Writing Studio, where you can have professors help you review and edit your papers for those important assignments that you have coming up in class. Lastly, we have plenty of computers and printing services here and several miscellaneous classrooms in the basement where you could have things like Spanish or Arabic class or any of your humanities.
Right now we are at Becton Hall, and we are on the outdoor patio in the back. And this building houses our Schools of Computer Science and Engineering. So a lot of computer science classes, information technology, and also our engineering labs are within this building. And what's really special about the lab is that they've been renovated recently and millions of dollars have been invested into these labs so students can have the best technology to work with. And also outside of this building, we have one of our blue light emergency systems where if you ever felt unsafe on campus, we have these blue lights all over campus and you would go up to it, press the button, it calls Public Safety, but also calls either the Teaneck police if you're on the Teaneck side, or the Hackensack police if you're on the Hackensack side of campus, and you know, it's a great resource for our safety. And you know, just lastly, we do have this outdoor patio. So it's a really great place to do your work, relax, enjoy the river, the view of the river. And, yeah, it's one of my favorite places on campus.
So guys, we have now arrived at the second living option here at FDU Metro, the University Courts. These are generally held just for upperclassmen on campus. But there is a chance that you can get into these as a freshman, if you join as part of the specialty programs here on campus, those being the Global Scholars Program, the Honors Program, or the Life Program. You can do this by applying to them with your application to the university. In Court 10, we have the FDU radio station, WFDU on 89.1 FM, check us out. And right behind the course we do have Student Counseling and Psychological Services, or something we like to call SCAPS for short. SCAPS is basically a location where students can go to seek any assistance that they may need. If they're feeling you know, maybe a little sad, depressed, anxious about things, because as a college student, things get a little bit tough sometimes. And we can always use a resource that helps us out. We have licensed and trained professionals in there to assist you at any moment. And the best part is everything that happens in your appointments is 100% confidential, meaning it stays between you and the professional.
Before you know it, you'll be here as a student at FDU, and one of the many resources that we do have here is our Residence Life offices. So if you do plan to live on campus, we do have people to help you here with the process of getting a meal plan, finding your roommate, figuring out which dorm you're going to be living in on campus. And you know, if you also wanted to rent out one of our micro fridges, which is a microwave and a mini fridge, you can rent that here for Residence Life, and people will usually split that cost with their other roommate. And also just in general, if you have any questions about living in the dorms, your roommates, anything at all, we have people to help you here at FDU.
This is our public safety building, and throughout campus, we have our patrol officers working and, you know, even in the late hours of the night as a student, you know, you might be attending clubs and activities on campus. But our public safety officers are always here. They're strolling, even the late hours of the night. And you know, even if you have any questions at all about campus, say you also need to register your car, this is the place where you would want to go. Also if you do live on campus if you lose your dorm key by any chance, so you get locked out of your room, or even if you need a ride across campus, the safety patrol officer is happy to help you and they're really here for all of us.
Can't wait to meet everybody. See you soon.
Okay, now we're in front of our Student Union Building. And this is a very special place for all our students because if you're involved in any clubs or organizations on campus, there are a lot of different rooms for these activities to take place. Starting with the basement floor in this building, we have our Mail Office. So if you do live on campus, anything you do order online needs to be delivered here to the school, you have a specific address, and you can come and pick it up here in person. On the second floor of the building, we do have our Student Information Desk. So we do have student workers in this building who helps students you know, we they provide students information on like a lot of different events happening both on campus and off of campus. So events like sporting events, maybe going out to a Broadway show into the city, or anything about like what's happening here on campus. So that's very informative, and you know, a special resource. And then we also have the Night Clubs. So this is a fun room to be in because we have a mini arcade in there. There's also ping pong tables and air hockey. So if you want to go against your friends, you can do that there. We also have karaoke nights in that room, movie nights, so it's a very fun room to be in. And also on the second floor, we do have our nursing office. So if you do live on campus, or just in general, need that help from a nurse, we do have that resource for you. And then very lastly, in this building, we do have our largest dining hall on campus on the top floor. So this is more of a buffet style cafeteria. So anything from like, you know, ice cream, dessert, you know, breakfast, lunch and dinner like it's changing up all the time. We have kosher options, vegan options, so a lot of different types of food. And also it's all all you can eat. So, if you do live here on campus is probably going to be one of your favorite places to go and just grab your food before you go off to class.
Last stop, we're in front of the Linden's and this is our third style residence halls on campus. They're also commonly known as our freshman dorms. And as you walk in you to scan your student ID, the RA would greet you and let you inside. And then you would walk towards your suite. And as you enter your suite, there's a bathroom right at the entrance and you would share this with five other roommates. As you go throughout the dorm, we do have a living room for everyone to hang out in. There's a coffee table couches, so it's perfect for lounging around. And then as you enter your dorm, you would walk in and you do have your own bed, you have your own drawers, closet space, desk, chair, and pretty much the rooms are also air conditioned and heated. Throughout the dorms, we also have washing machine services which are free of use. And then also what makes these dorms very special is that we do have some cleaning services or housekeeping that do come in, they clean the bathrooms, and they also take out the trash regularly. So, that's one of the benefits that keeps people moving here from freshman year all the way up to senior year. And then lastly, if you haven't found a roommate at this point, once you enroll at FDU, we do send out a survey where it asks you questions about your lifestyle, and then it best matches you with a compatible roommate.
Thank you so much for joining us on our tour at FDUMetro. I really hope you enjoyed your time learning about what we do have here on campus and I hope to see you here soon. Bye!