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Candle-lighting Ceremonies Mark New School Year

In August, FDU’s Metropolitan and Florham campuses welcomed more than 1,300 incoming freshmen and marked the start of the new academic year with candle-lighting ceremonies.

President Christopher Capuano advised the new students to seize the opportunities that FDU presents. “Your lives will change forever. Best of luck to all of you!” he added.

To meet some of the new faces on campus and learn about their dreams and expectations go to “Presenting the Class of 2021.”

Florham Campus

florham candlelighting scenes

Left photo: The central flame at the Italian Gardens.
Right photo: Speakers at the Florham Campus candle-lighting ceremony included, from left, President Christopher Capuano; Jas Verem, dean of students (Flor); Geoffrey Weinman, dean, Becton College (Flor); Andrew Rosman, dean, Silberman College (Metro/Flor); Sean Mehr, president, Student Government Association (Flor); and Brian Mauro, interim campus executive (Flor).

freshmen at florham candlelighting

Left photo: Florham Campus freshmen.

Right photo: Bagpipers led the freshmen into the Italian Gardens.

Metropolitan Campus

freshmen at metro candlelighting

Left photo: Several freshmen had the opportunity to meet President Christopher Capuano at the candle-lighting ceremony. From left are Marin Keele, President Capuano, Micalina Gallo and Grace Stern.
Right photo: Robert Vodde, center, Metropolitan Campus executive, with freshmen Christie Dilone, left, and Skye Polanco, right.

freshmen at florham candlelighting

Metropolitan Campus freshmen and campus student leaders at the candle-lighting ceremony held in Dickinson Hall. From left are freshman Stephi Eusebio; Shamir Evans, president, Residence Hall Association; freshman Ashley Lee; Vanessa Young, president, International Student Association; freshman Erika Portorreal; Evan McDonald, president, Student Athletic Advisory Committee; freshman Shainys Ortiz; and Akshay Patel, president, Student Government Association.

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