Community Programs

Fairleigh Dickinson University is eager to interact with the larger community and to share resources and expertise. Here are a variety of initiatives that have proven to be valuable to the community.

Art Galleries

All University galleries are free and open to the public. Call for information regarding the current exhibit and gallery hours.

The Library Gallery
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, N.J.
Florham Campus
(973) 443-8532

Edward Williams Hall Gallery
150 Kotte Place
Hackensack, N.J.
Metropolitan Campus
(201) 692-2449

University College Gallery
Becton Hall River Road
Teaneck, N.J.
Metropolitan Campus
(201) 692-2801

Center for Psychological Services

Located on FDU's Metropolitan Campus, the Center for Psychological Services is a University-based facility with the combined goal of serving the regional community through quality and affordable programs and the advancement of the practice of psychology through excellence in research, service and professional training. [more]

Chaine des Rotisseurs

The U.S. National Office of the Chaine des Rotisseurs has relocated its headquarters to the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Chaine has provided significant room in its new building for the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management’s offices, conference rooms and classroom space. [more]

Chaine des Rotisseurs
Chaine House at Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940-1099
Telephone: 973.360.9200
Fax: 973.360.9330

Community Service/Volunteerism

FDU is firmly committed to encouraging community service and volunteerism on the part of its faculty, staff and students. This includes volunteer referrals and activities, the development of service components for courses and federal community work study. Another initiative introduces volunteerism into FDU's Freshman Seminar curriculum. Efforts also are made to match faculty, staff and students interested in becoming involved on an individual basis to organizations which rely on volunteers.

Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (FILL)

FILL provides opportunities for senior persons to enjoy cultural, educational and social activities. For a small fee, members may enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses on a space available basis, either for credit or noncredit. [more]

Family Business Forum

The Forum is designed around outcome-oriented educational programs and seminars, and provides family businesses in the metropolitan area with the opportunity to learn from leading experts on issues related to owning and operating a family business. [more]

Friends of Florham

The story of "Florham," now the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, begins over 100 years ago. Heiress Florence Vanderbilt, granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, renowned as the richest man in America, and her husband, financier Hamilton McKown Twombly, wanted a country estate. [more]

Friends of the Library

For information, call (201) 692-2278.

Global Enterprise Network

The FDU Global Enterprise Network coordinates the many resources available at Fairleigh Dickinson University for regional business development while providing "real world" experience and internships for FDU's cadre of international  students. As an example, the GEN Breakfast Seminar Series is designed for regional business leaders seeking to expand their enterprises internationally. [more]

Literary Society

The Literary Society, on the Metropolitan Campus, sponsors world-famous writers in an annual lecture series that is open to the public. Recently, Arthur Miller, Anna Quindlen, Shelby Foote, Calvin Trillin, Robertson Davies, Dr. Jonathan Miller, Mario Vargas Llosa, Budd Schulberg, Elaine (Mrs. John) Steinbeck, Ariel Dorfman and Tom Wolfe have been a part of this offering. To be added to the mailing list for the Literary Society, call (201) 692-7031.

Opera at Florham

Opera at Florham, a professional opera company in residence at the Florham Campus since 1982, produces a full season of Musicales performed by professional artists, including two hours of opera arias and songs from Broadway and the great American Songbook, opera recitals and a Vocal Competition. Performances are held in the elegant Lenfell Hall in the historic Mansion on FDU's Florham Campus. Season subscriptions or individual tickets are available for all events. Light refreshments are served at intermission. For additional information please visit the Opera at Florham website or call 973-443-8620.

Public Affairs Lecture Series

Every Fall, PALS offers a dozen lectures on major issues in domestic and international affairs to a group of more than 300 lifelong learners. Our lectures take place in the Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum and feature nationally and internationally renowned speakers [more]

WFDU(FM) 89.1wfdu
the Global Voice of Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • distinctive entertainment shows and award-winning public affairs programming for the tri-state area since 1971.
  • sharing the 89.1 Mhz dial position with New York University's WNYU.
  • professional management by veteran broadcasters.
  • studios on the Metropolitan Campus of the University; transmitting to a fifty mile radius of the NYC Metro area from the historic Armstrong Tower in Alpine, NJ.
  • a laboratory for the art and craft of radio broadcasting: the station's forty person air staff is comprised of FDU students and veteran volunteers. [more]