Look at that view: Students talk about why they live on campus

view from rutherford hallKatelyn Ide

Junior, Communication Studies, Orange, Conn.

Rutherford Hall, Florham Campus

Living on campus is something I wouldn’t change. I get to live with my closest friends and my sorority sisters. There's nothing better than that. There are times when we take over the common room to do homework and other times when we just sit in the hall talking to each other and hanging out. It’s moments like these that stay with you forever.

One of the best things about Rutherford Hall is being able to look out the window and see what’s going on around campus. There are people playing games on the courtyard and hanging out on the swings. We even had an iceless “ice” skating rink once!


view from wroxton abbeySpencer Cowley

Junior, Communication Studies, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

Wroxton Abbey

Studying abroad in Wroxton, England, is incredibly unique and exciting because I have the chance to be immersed in another culture while studying under wonderful British professors. I’ve seen new places, met new faces, and the view from the Abbey is pretty great.


view from university courtKristianna Mullen

Sophomore, QUEST Elementary/Special Education, Psychology, Brick Township, N.J.

University Court, Metropolitan Campus

I live in Court 4, the Global Scholars housing. Living on campus gives me a better opportunity to get all my homework and studying done — having FDU’s resources within walking distance is extremely helpful. Being close to all my friends and sorority sisters is a great part of living on campus, too!


view from hamilton twomblyAnneliese Aberg-Scalzo

Senior, Literature, Stewartsville, N.J.

Hamilton Twombly, Florham Campus

I am a resident assistant to 31 fabulous first-year residents and I love my job — the knocks on my door, the warm hellos every day, hanging up flyers and making sure everyone is doing well.

I enjoy attending a school with a small campus feel, where I run into my friends and sorority sisters every day, feel like a name as opposed to a number in my classes, and not feel surrounded by the constant noise of a loud city.


view from the lindensJustin Walcott

Senior, Mechanical Engineering, East Orange, N.J.

The Lindens, Metropolitan Campus

I love having easily accessible resources so I can complete my assignments. Living on campus has allowed me to bond with other students from various backgrounds and actively participate in clubs, organizations and athletic teams. Being away from home has given me the opportunity to be more independent.


view from the villageFernanda Reed

Junior, Management, Roxbury, N.J.

The Village, Florham Campus

I transferred to FDU because of the stellar reputation of Silberman College of Business. Living in the dorms makes getting involved on campus and making friends easy. Everyone is so nice and welcoming, and the professors are the best!


view from northpointeFlorian Schroedl

Sophomore, Business Administration and Management, Berlin, Germany

Northpointe, Metropolitan Campus

I enjoy living on campus because I have close connections to my friends and it is easy to spend time with them after a day of classes. I also like the challenge of balancing personal life, academics and FDU golf.

What I enjoy about my life in the dorms is the close connections to my friends; it’s easy to spend time with them after a day of classes. Moreover, I really enjoy University life and the challenge of finding the right combination of balancing a personal life, class work and golf.


view from park avenueChristopher Orsini

Junior, Business Administration and Management, West Windsor, N.J.

Park Avenue, Florham Campus

Park Avenue is definitely the social hub of campus. I always have good friends knocking on my door. Having a kitchen in the room is a game changer and I’m lucky to live with three of my fraternity brothers. Right outside my window is the courtyard, which is always bustling with people.