Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

Welcome to Petrocelli College


The curriculum of the Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies intends to specifically address the needs of students outside the mainstream of traditional undergraduate and graduate populations served by the University's other colleges. The College's many initiatives also represent an entrepreneurial approach to meeting the needs of students. (more)


About the College


In memoriam - Weiqi Wang

Ms. Weiqi Wang, a recent and very popular international graduate student alumna with the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, fell victim to a tragic motor vehicle accident on November 21, 2016.

A memorial service to honor Weiqi Wang is scheuduled for Monday, December 5, 2016, at 4:00PM in Wilson Auditorium.

Friends, Family, and FDU community are welcome to join.
The memorial service will be followed by reception in the Rothman Center.
FDU has also planted a tree behind ISS in her honor.

News and Events

From Inside FDU On the Web (September / October 2016)

College Happenings


Office of Veterans Services

Construction on the new office space for Veterans Services and Student Veterans Resource Center began this past August and is expected to be finished by late October. Located on the street side, first floor of Dickinson Hall, the office space will include a Director’s Office, reception area, student study area, rotational space for veteran service providers and kitchenette.

Emerging Leaders Award

The Center for Excellence will hold its Emerging Leader Award ceremony, in cooperation with the Center for Nonprofits, on Wednesday, December 7, at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J. The award promotes excellence in the nonprofit field by recognizing the promise and impact of talented nonprofit leaders.

CLE Seminar

The Paralegal Studies Program is hosting a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar for attorneys and paralegals on “Ethics in Elder Law” on Wednesday, October 5, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Rutherford Room, Student Union Building, Metropolitan Campus.

Camp Discovery Leadership Program

Fifty-six campers participated in Camp Discovery’s Leadership Program at the Metropolitan and Florham campuses. The program offered six weeks of leadership workshops, public speaking, field trips and fun activities for campers entering 8th and 9th grades.

Other Activities

Katherine Desinger, senior continuing education program assistant (Metro), and Maureen Delaney, Metropolitan Campus manager, Follett Higher Education Group, worked together to donate school supplies to children in need.


For complete stories, visit the Inside FDU "College Happenings" page for September / October 2016.

Faculty Status Report 2016-2017

New Faculty

Jarrett Bachman, assistant professor, hospitality (Van) — PhD, Clemson University; MNR, MEd, BS, University of Georgia


To Associate Professor
Jong Chae-Kim, sports administration (Metro)

To Assistant Professor
Fernando Alonso, business (Metro)
Joseph Tormey, hospitality and tourism management (Metro/Flor)