Campuses of Fordham University

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Main entrance to Fordham University, Rose Hill campus.

The Campuses of Fordham University are located within New York City and the New York City metropolitan area. The university's original Rose Hill campus is located in The Bronx on Fordham Road, while the Lincoln Center campus is located in Manhattan, one block west of Columbus Circle. The Westchester campus is located in Harrison, New York in Westchester County. [1] Fordham University also maintains a campus in the Clerkenwell district of London and field offices in Spain and South Africa.

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Rose Hill Campus

The Rose Hill campus is Fordham's original campus, established in 1841 by bishop John Hughes. It is home to Fordham College at Rose Hill, the Gabelli School of Business, and a division of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, as well as the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences and Religion and Religious Education. It is the largest of Fordham's three campuses, comprising 85 acres (34.4 ha) [2] in the central Bronx; it is also among the largest privately owned green spaces in New York City, situated just north of the Belmont neighborhood on Fordham Road. [1] The original land comprised 100 acres (40.5 ha), but the university sold 30 acres east of Southern Boulevard to the New York City government to become part of the New York Botanical Garden. [3]

Buildings

Academic and administrative

BuildingConstructedImageNotesRef.
Collins Auditorium1904 Collins Hall Rose Hill, Fordham.jpg Home of the university's auditorium, the theatre department, and the philosophy department at Rose Hill, named after President John J. Collins, S.J. [4]
Cunniffe House1836 Fordham University Admin Building.jpg Greek Revival-style administration building, and one of the oldest buildings on the Fordham campus; originally named Rose Hill Manor. Was officially renamed the Cunniffe House in 2013. [5] [6]
Dealy Hall1867 Fordham Dealy Hall and fountain.jpg Home to the university's psychology and humanities departments; original wing of building constructed in 1867, later expanded in 1891. Named after president Patrick F. Dealy, S.J. in 1935. [7]
Duane Library 1926 Fordham University 11.JPG Library named after William J. Duane, S.J., university president 1851–1854. As of 1998, the building no longer operates as a library, but as a multi-use facility for admissions and the university theology department. [8] [9]
Faber Hall1963 Faber Hall, Fordham University.jpg Seven-story addition to Loyola Hall, originally a residential hall for Jesuits. Headquarters for the modern language department, as well as dorms for first year students. [10]
Freeman Hall1930 Freeman Hall, Fordham.jpg Building constructed for the physics department, named after science and physics professor Thomas J. A. Freeman, S.J. [11]
Hughes Hall1891 Hughes Hall, Fordham University.jpg Originally constructed in 1891, the building housed the Fordham Preparatory School, and now houses the Gabelli School of Business. Named after university founder Archbishop John Hughes in 1935. [12]
Keating Hall 1936 Keating Hall graduation.png Four-floor Collegiate Gothic building constructed as the headquarters for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Also houses three auditoriums, the Blue Chapel, and a bell tower. [13]
Larkin Hall1927 2020 Fordham University Larkin Hall.jpg Building constructed as headquarters of the biology department, named after president John Larkin, S.J. [11]
Mulcahy Hall1969 Mulcahy Hall Fordham University.jpg University's chemistry building, erected as a gift to the university. [14]
Thebaud Hall1886 Thebaud Haull, Fordham with smokestack.jpg Built in 1886, this building was originally known only as the "science" building. It was later officially designated Thebaud Hall in 1935, named after French Jesuit Augustus Thébaud. Now the headquarters of the financial aid office. [7]
William D. Walsh Family Library 1997 2020 Fordham University William D. Walsh Family Library.jpg 1,000,000-volume library constructed in 1998. Houses Fordham's Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art. [15]

Athletic and outdoor sports facilities

BuildingConstructedImageNotesRef.
Coffey Field 1930 NYC-NYCFC-2016.jpg Football field, named after graduate athletics manager Jack Coffey; refurbished with 7,000 seat grandstand in the 1990s. [16]
Vince Lombardi Memorial Center1976 Fordham University Lombardi Memorial Center.jpg University athletic center and gym, dedicated to Vince Lombardi, alumnus and trustee. [17]
Rose Hill Gymnasium 1924 Fordham Manor, Bronx, NY, USA - panoramio (3).jpg 3,200-seat multi-purpose arena; officially opened on January 16, 1925. [8]

Residential halls

NameConstructedImageNotesRef.
Campbell, Salice, and Conley Halls2009 Fordham University New Dorm.JPG Three residential halls for upperclassmen. [18]
Faber Hall1963 Faber Hall, Fordham University.jpg Seven-story addition to Loyola Hall; was originally a residential hall for Jesuits. Renovated in 2016 into a residential dorm for freshmen and transfers, as well as the headquarters for the modern language department. [10]
Finlay Hall1913 Fordham U south jeh.jpg Originally constructed as the university medical school; after the medical school's closure in 1919, it became a science building. It is now a residence hall primarily for sophomores. [19]
Kohlmann Hall1920 2020 Fordham University Kohlmann Hall.jpg Residence for retired Jesuits and Jesuit graduate students. [20]
Loschert Hall1987 Loschert Hall, Fordham.jpg Student residence hall named after William J. Loschert, businessman and alumnus. [21] [22]
Loyola Hall1936 Loyola Hall, Fordham University.png Built as a residential building for Jesuit faculty members, named after Ignatius Loyola. Now the home of the Manresa program, a freshman honors living community. [11]
Martyrs' Court1950 Martyrs Court Rose Hill.jpg Undergraduate residential hall; named after three Jesuit missionaries martyred in New York in the 17th century: Saint Isaac Jogues, René Goupil, and Jean de Lalande. Jogues houses the first year science living community. [23]
Murray-Weigel Hall1922 2020 Fordham University Murray-Weigel Hall.jpg Originally built as home of the Sacred Heart Messenger publication and later used to house Jesuit scholastics, the building is currently an infirmary housing retired Jesuits. [8]
O'Hare Hall2000 O'Hare Hall dormitory.jpg Three-winged student residential hall housing up to 560 students. Houses upperclassmen living communities. Named after former university president Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J. [24]
Queen's Court1940 Fordham Univ. Queen's Court by R.Bucko.jpg Residential building for students, consolidated from three separate residences (Bishops' Hall and St. Robert's Hall) in 1940. This dorm contains the first year wellness community. [25]
Spellman Hall1946 Spellman Hall, Fordham University.jpg Three-story residence for Jesuits who serve Fordham University and Fordham Prep, named after Cardinal Francis Spellman. [26]
Tierney Hall1986 Tierney Hall, Fordham University.jpg Three-story student residential hall; originally named Sesquicentennial Hall. Renamed Tierney Hall after the death of William Tierney, class of 1998. [27]
Walsh Hall1972 Walsh Hall, Fordham University.jpg Thirteen-story residential hall for upperclassmen, named after Fordham President Father Michael P. Walsh, S.J. Located along 191st Street. Known as the "555" upon opening. [28] [29]

Church facilities

Churches
Church or chapelConstructedImageNotesRef.
University Church 1845 Fordham University 08.JPG Originally built as a seminary chapel and parish church for the surrounding community. It contains the altar from the Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, as well as stained glass windows given to the university by King Louis Philippe I of France. [30]
Chapels
NameLocationImageNotesRef.
Blue Chapel Keating Hall Blue Chapel Keating Hall.jpg Memorial chapel located on third floor of Keating Hall, constructed in 1937. Designed with faux stone walls, a faux brick ceiling and dark wood details. Features a blue stained glass window of saints and a Swedish steel altarpiece draped in blue damask fabric. [31]
Our Lady’s Chapel University Church N/ALocated in the basement of the University Church. [32]
Sacred Heart ChapelDealy HallN/AChapel located on the ground floor of Dealy Hall. [32]
St. Robert Bellarmine ChapelSpellman HallN/AUsed by the Jesuit community who reside at Spellman Hall. [32]

Other facilities

BuildingConstructedImageNotesRef.
Alpha Housec. 1864 Alpha House, Fordham University.jpg Cottage housing a seminar room and a lounge for students enrolled in the Fordham College Honors Program. Formerly the university gatehouse. [33]
Alumni House1840 Fordham Manor, Bronx, NY, USA - panoramio (7).jpg Second-oldest building on Fordham campus after Cunniffe House; built by William Rodrigue, brother-in-law of John Hughes. Now operates as coffeehouse. [34]
McGinley Center1959 Fordham University 05.JPG Community center adjacent to Rose Hill Gymnasium, housing cafeteria, gym, student lounge, and other multi-use spaces. Named after president Fr. Laurence J. McGinley. [35]
University Cemetery 1938 Cemetery at Fordham University.jpg 138-plot cemetery where Jesuits, workers, and other clergy are interred. [36]
William Spain Seismic Observatory 1931 William Spain Seismic Observatory entrance.jpg Seismic observatory named after William Spain, a student of the university who died unexpectedly. Was formerly located in Loyola Hall and Keating Hall before being moved to the building adjacent to Freeman and Keating Halls. [8]

Lincoln Center Campus

In 1954, Robert Moses proposed that Fordham might "be interested in an alternative [to renting space in the New York Coliseum]” involving a new building in a part of the area to the north of Columbus Circle to be redeveloped. In March 1958, Mayor Robert Wagner signed the deeds transferring the Lincoln Center campus to Fordham University. [37]

The Lincoln Center campus is home to Fordham College at Lincoln Center and a division of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, as well as the School of Law, the Graduate Schools of Education and Social Service, and the Fordham School of Business. The 8-acre (32,000 m2) campus occupies the area from West 60th Street to West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, placing it in the cultural heart of Manhattan. [1] Lincoln Center has two grassy plazas, built one level up from the street. The larger expanse was once a barren cement landscape known as "Robert Moses Plaza;" [38] the smaller is known as "St. Peter's Garden" and contains a memorial to the Fordham students and alumni who perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Buildings

Academic and administrative

BuildingConstructedImageNotesRef.
Leon Lowenstein Building1969 Fordham Lincoln morning jeh.jpg Fourteen-story classroom building; also features cafeteria, bookstore, theater, and a lounge on the 12th floor for public speaking and other events. [39]
Law Building 2014 Fordham Law new building 2.JPG Home of Fordham's law school. Formerly located in New York's Financial District. An entirely new law school building was finished in 2014, and also houses a residence hall. [40]
Gabelli Building2018 Fordham LC 25 - Gabelli.jpg Newly expanded/renovated building for the Gabelli School of Business and Student Extracurricular Affairs. [41]

Residence halls

BuildingConstructedImageNotesRef.
McMahon Hall1993N/ATwenty-story residential hall for Lincoln Center students (graduate and undergraduate), named after Father George McMahon, S.J. [42]
McKeon Hall2014N/ATwelve-story residential hall for undergraduate freshmen [43] [40]

Church facilities

NameLocationImageNotesRef.
Bl. Rupert Meyer ChapelLeon Lowenstein BuildingN/ALocated on second floor of Lowenstein Building. [32]

Westchester Campus

The Westchester campus is a single, 62,500-square-foot building located in west Harrison, New York. [44] It serves as a branch campus for multiple programs offered at both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center.

London Centre Campus

In October 2018, Fordham expanded its study abroad program in London to its own space, the London Centre. [45] The campus is 17,000 square feet of property housed in the Clerkenwell district in the borough of Camden. [46] It features a student centre, a rooftop terrace, a learning resource centre, and a performance floor dedicated to the Drama program. [46] The London Centre offers programs in business, theater, and the liberal arts to students from Fordham and other colleges and universities. [47]

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