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• The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked FDU in the top 25 private colleges for student mobility. FDU was ranked 19th nationally and first in New Jersey. Mobility rate is “a measure of the percentage of all students in a birth cohort at a particular college whose parents were in the bottom 20 percent for household income, and who reached the top 20 percent for individual earnings.” To view the complete list of rankings go to Colleges with the Highest Student-Mobility Rates.

• FDU has been named as one of the 25 Best Colleges for Students with Autism for 2017 by College Choice. The colleges were selected for recognizing the diverse needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and introducing neuro-diversity into their curriculum. FDU’s COMPASS program, designed specifically for students with ASD, works closely with students in the first two years of their college experience to guarantee a smooth transition into the independent, high-social and rigorously academic world of college life. To see the entire list go to Best Colleges for Students with Autism. For more information about COMPASS, go to COMPASS Programs at FDU.

• Tell your story. See it. Read it. Hear it. Live it. Dear World, an interactive portrait and storytelling project, comes to the Metropolitan Campus. Members of the FDU community can attend an open photo shoot in the Student Union Building on November 30. That evening, select storytellers will participate in the live finale event at 6:30 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall. Dear World places strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion. To read their stories go to “Dear World, are you listening? This is FDU’s story.” For a collection of portraits from the event go to Dear World LIVE @ FDU.

• The Frank Giovatto Library has been selected for the cover of the March 2018 issue of Choice magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Jessie Ribustello, office administrator/circulation assistant, Giovatto Library (Metro), took the photo of the library, with the University’s 75th anniversary banner in the foreground. This is the second time that the Giovatto Library has been on the cover of Choice, having first appeared in the November 2013 issue.

Preview Days will be held at the FDU New Jersey campuses on Saturday, December 2. Prospective students have the opportunity to meet University faculty at an academic session, attend a financial-aid workshop, learn about FDU’s internships and study-abroad opportunities, find out more about student clubs and organizations, take a student-guided campus tour and have lunch in the campuses’ dining hall. Check-in time is 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of Dickinson Hall at the Metropolitan Campus, and in Hennessy Hall at the Florham Campus. Preregistration is required. To preregister go to Preview Day.

• A Discover Your Major Day on theater arts will be held on Friday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Ferguson Recreation Center, Florham Campus. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a performance of Tennessee Williams’ “Summer and Smoke” and meet the cast and crew; perform a short, prepared monologue and receive an assessment from faculty members; and have lunch on campus with current students and faculty. Registration is necessary. For registration and information go to Discover Theater.

• The Friends of Florham is organizing a day trip to the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, N.Y., on Tuesday, December 5. The bus will be leaving at 8 a.m. from the Ferguson Recreation Center, Florham Campus. The cost is $65 per person, and it includes transportation, admission and a box lunch. Registration is necessary. To register, go to the Day Trip information page. For information contact the Friends of Florham.