Special Living Options

Global Scholars Hall
The concept for the FDU’s Global Scholars Program was inspired by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s founding mission as an institution “of and for the world”. Located in University Court 4, this selective, residential, and academically focused program brings a diverse group of first year and upperclass students together for academic, residential, and co-curricular activities with a global theme. One of the annual highlights of the program is a trip to an international destination. Past trips have included visits to South Africa, Greece, and the Dominican Republic. Students join a distinctive community that is committed to developing a global perspective for tomorrow’s leaders. Separate application process for admittance into the Global Scholars Program.

For additional Global Scholar's Program information and applicantion requirements:
Dr. Samuel Raphalides, Global Scholar's Program Director
(201) 692-2627


L.I.F.E. House
L.I.F.E House (Living in a Free Environment) is a residence hall located in University Court 5 on the Metropolitan campus for students who desire a living environment which promotes and supports an individual’s decision not to use unhealthy substances (i.e. alcohol, tobacco products and illegal drugs).

Residents of L.I.F.E. House, and their guests, agree not to possess or distribute alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or other smoking materials. Residents mutually agree to keep the community free of all aforementioned substances.

Residents are also encouraged to be active in creating, planning and executing substance free programs, events and activities in collaboration with the BACCHUS (Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students) Peer Educators. The critical difference between L.I.F.E. House and the other residence halls is that students (as well as their guests) who choose this option will be required to abstain entirely from using tobacco, among other smoking products, and alcohol.

Our primary reason for establishing L.I.F.E. House is to provide a living option for students who have made the decision to live in a substance free environment. The possession, sale, use or distribution of alcohol and illegal drugs is strictly prohibited in all University housing. Smoking is prohibited inside all residence halls.

          L.I.F.E. House Info Sheet

          L.I.F.E. House Agreement

In order to be considered for L.I.F.E. House, students must submit a L.I.F.E. House Agreement and an essay. Essay information is available on the L.I.F.E. House Agreement. Once a request  and essay to reside in L.I.F.E. House is received,  if additional information is needed, an interview may also be arranged with the student.

For additional information regarding L.I.F.E. House, please visit the Office of Residence Life or contact us at (201) 692-2250.


Honors House
The University Honors Program and the Office of Residence Life work together to offer a special housing opportunity for all undergraduate Honors Program students. Located in University Court 6, this program integrates intellectual stimulation and social interaction in a community living environment designed specifically for Honors Program students. Students will enjoy a close-knit community of residents that live and learn together. Separate application process for admittance into the Honors Program.

For additional Honor's Program information and application requirements:
Dr. Patricia Warunek, Director of the Honor's Program
(201) 692-2407