Students hold lit candles on stage.

Illumination Ceremony: Metro Campus

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

All new students and their families are cordially invited to participate in the Procession and the Illumination Ceremony on the Metropolitan Campus, an FDU tradition to welcome our new students.

The Procession will begin in front of the Student Union Building, wind through campus, and across the FDU footbridge to symbolize our new students crossing into the start of their college careers.

4:00 PM: Cookout for New Students and families

Location: Behind the Student Union Building

5:30 PM: Procession to Illumination Ceremony

Location: Meet in front of the Student Union Building

6:00 PM: Illumination Ceremony

Location: Wilson Auditorium in Dickinson Hall

Light refreshments will be served following the Illumination Ceremony at the Rothman Center.

7:15 PM: Housing & Residence Life Welcome

Presentation: "Living on Campus at FDU"

Resident students will remain in Wilson Auditorium after the Illumination Ceremony.

Location: Wilson Auditorium in Dickinson Hall

8:00 PM: New Student Pizza Social hosted by Housing & Residence Life

Location: outside Dickinson Hall

For Complete Move-In Day Schedule

Please see Move-In Day Guide for New Students