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Campuses of Fordham University

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Main entrance to Fordham University, Rose Hill campus.
Main entrance to Fordham University, Rose Hill campus.

The Campuses of Fordham University are located within New York City and the New York City metropolitan area. The university's original Rose Hill campus is located in The Bronx on Fordham Road, while the Lincoln Center campus is located in Manhattan, one block west of Columbus Circle. The Westchester campus is located in Harrison, New York in Westchester County.[1] Fordham University also maintains a campus in the Clerkenwell district of London and field offices in Spain and South Africa.

Rose Hill Campus

The Rose Hill campus is Fordham's original campus, established in 1841 by bishop John Hughes. It is home to Fordham College at Rose Hill, the Gabelli School of Business, and a division of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, as well as the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences and Religion and Religious Education. It is the largest of Fordham's three campuses, comprising 85 acres (34.4 ha)[2] in the central Bronx; it is also among the largest privately owned green spaces in New York City, situated just north of the Belmont neighborhood on Fordham Road.[1] The original land comprised 100 acres (40.5 ha), but the university sold 30 acres east of Southern Boulevard to the New York City government to become part of the New York Botanical Garden.[3]


Academic and Administrative

Building Constructed Image Notes Ref.
Collins Auditorium 1904
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Home of the university's auditorium, the theatre department, and the philosophy department at Rose Hill, named after President John J. Collins, S.J. [4]
Cunniffe House 1836
Fordham University Admin Building.jpg
Greek Revival-style administration building, and one of the oldest buildings on the Fordham campus; originally named Rose Hill Manor. Was officially renamed the Cunniffe House in 2013. [5][6]
Dealy Hall 1867
Fordham Dealy Hall and fountain.jpg
Home to the university's psychology and humanities departments; original wing of building constructed in 1867, later expanded in 1891. Named after president Patrick F. Dealy, S.J. in 1935. [7]
Duane Library 1926
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Library named after William J. Duane, S.J., university president 1851–1854. As of 1998, the building no longer operates as a library, but as a multi-use facility for admissions and the university theology department. [8][9]
Faber Hall 1963
Faber Hall, Fordham University.jpg
Seven-story addition to Loyola Hall, originally a residential hall for Jesuits. Headquarters for the modern language department, as well as dorms for first year students. [10]
Freeman Hall 1930
Freeman Hall, Fordham.jpg
Building constructed for the physics department, named after science and physics professor Thomas J. A. Freeman, S.J. [11]
Hughes Hall 1891
Hughes Hall, Fordham University.jpg
Originally constructed in 1891, the building housed the Fordham Preparatory School, and now houses the Gabelli School of Business. Named after university founder Archbishop John Hughes in 1935. [12]
Keating Hall 1936
Keating Hall graduation.png
Four-floor Collegiate Gothic building constructed as the headquarters for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Also houses three auditoriums, the Blue Chapel, and a bell tower. [13]
Kohlmann Hall 1920
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Staff house. [14]
Larkin Hall 1927
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Building constructed as headquarters of the biology department, named after president John Larkin, S.J. [11]
Mulcahy Hall 1969
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University's chemistry building, erected as a gift to the university. [15]
Thebaud Hall 1886
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Built in 1886, this building was originally known only as the "science" building. It was later officially designated Thebaud Hall in 1935, named after French Jesuit Augustus Thébaud. Now the headquarters of the financial aid office. [7]
William D. Walsh Family Library 1997
2020 Fordham University William D. Walsh Family Library.jpg
1,000,000-volume library constructed in 1998. Houses Fordham's Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art. [16]

Athletic and Outdoor Sports Facilities

Building Constructed Image Notes Ref.
Coffey Field 1930
Football field, named after graduate athletics manager Jack Coffey; refurbished with 7,000 seat grandstand in the 1990s. [17]
Vince Lombardi Memorial Center 1976
Fordham University Lombardi Memorial Center.jpg
University athletic center and gym, dedicated to Vince Lombardi, alumnus and trustee. [18]
Rose Hill Gymnasium 1924
Fordham Manor, Bronx, NY, USA - panoramio (3).jpg
3,200-seat multi-purpose arena; officially opened on January 16, 1925. [8]

Residential Halls

Name Constructed Image Notes Ref.
Campbell, Salice, and Conley Halls 2009
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Three residential halls for upperclassmen. [19]
Faber Hall 1963
Faber Hall, Fordham University.jpg
Seven-story addition to Loyola Hall; was originally a residential hall for Jesuits. Renovated in 2016 into a residential dorm for freshmen and transfers, as well as the headquarters for the modern language department. [10]
Finlay Hall 1913
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Originally constructed as the university medical school; after the medical school's closure in 1919, it became a science building. It is now a residence hall primarily for sophomores. [20]
Loschert Hall 1987
Loschert Hall, Fordham.jpg
Student residence hall named after William J. Loschert, businessman and alumnus. [21][22]
Loyola Hall 1936
Loyola Hall, Fordham University.png
Built as a residential building for Jesuit faculty members, named after Ignatius Loyola. Now the home of the Manresa program, a freshman honors living community. [11]
Martyrs' Court 1950
Martyrs Court Rose Hill.jpg
Undergraduate residential hall; named after three Jesuit missionaries martyred in New York in the 17th century: Saint Isaac Jogues, René Goupil, and Jean de Lalande. Jogues houses the first year science living community. [23]
Murray-Weigel Hall 1922
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Residential hall (originally named Messenger of Sacred Heart building) housing Jesuit scholastics. [8]
O'Hare Hall 2000
O'Hare Hall dormitory.jpg
Three-winged student residential hall housing up to 560 students. Houses upperclassmen living communities. Named after former university president Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J. [24]
Queen's Court 1940
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Residential building for students, consolidated from three separate residences (Bishops' Hall and St. Robert's Hall) in 1940. This dorm contains the first year wellness community. [25]
Spellman Hall 1946
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Three-story Jesuit residential hall, named after Cardinal Francis Spellman. [26]
Tierney Hall 1986
Tierney Hall, Fordham University.jpg
Three-story student residential hall; originally named Sesquicentennial Hall. Renamed Tierney Hall after the death of William Tierney, class of 1998. [27]
Walsh Hall 1972
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Thirteen-story residential hall for upperclassmen, named after Fordham President Father Michael P. Walsh, S.J. Located along 191st Street. Known as the "555" upon opening. [28][29]

Church Facilities

Church or chapel Constructed Image Notes Ref.
University Church 1845
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Originally built as a seminary chapel and parish church for the surrounding community. It contains the altar from the Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, as well as stained glass windows given to the university by King Louis Philippe I of France. [30]
Name Location Image Notes Ref.
Blue Chapel Keating Hall
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Memorial chapel located on third floor of Keating Hall, constructed in 1937. Designed with faux stone walls, a faux brick ceiling and dark wood details. Features a blue stained glass window of saints and a Swedish steel altarpiece draped in blue damask fabric. [31]
Our Lady’s Chapel University Church N/A Located in the basement of the University Church. [32]
Sacred Heart Chapel Dealy Hall N/A Chapel located on the ground floor of Dealy Hall. [32]
St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel Spellman Hall N/A Used by the Jesuit community who reside at Spellman Hall. [32]

Other Facilities

Building Constructed Image Notes Ref.
Alpha House c. 1864
Alpha House, Fordham University.jpg
Cottage housing a seminar room and a lounge for students enrolled in the Fordham College Honors Program. Formerly the university gatehouse. [33]
Alumni House 1840
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Second-oldest building on Fordham campus after Cunniffe House; built by William Rodrigue, brother-in-law of John Hughes. Now operates as coffeehouse. [34]
McGinley Center 1959
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Community center adjacent to Rose Hill Gymnasium, housing cafeteria, gym, student lounge, and other multi-use spaces. Named after president Fr. Laurence J. McGinley. [35]
University Cemetery 1938
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138-plot cemetery where Jesuits, workers, and other clergy are interred. [36]
William Spain Seismic Observatory 1931
William Spain Seismic Observatory entrance.jpg
Seismic observatory named after William Spain, a student of the university who died unexpectedly. Was formerly located in Loyola Hall and Keating Hall before being moved to the building adjacent to Freeman and Keating Halls. [8]

Lincoln Center Campus

In 1954, Robert Moses proposed that Fordham might "be interested in an alternative [to renting space in the New York Coliseum]” involving a new building in a part of the area to the north of Columbus Circle to be redeveloped. In March 1958, Mayor Robert Wagner signed the deeds transferring the Lincoln Center campus to Fordham University.[37]

The Lincoln Center campus is home to Fordham College at Lincoln Center and a division of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, as well as the School of Law, the Graduate Schools of Education and Social Service, and the Fordham School of Business. The 8-acre (32,000 m2) campus occupies the area from West 60th Street to West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, placing it in the cultural heart of Manhattan.[1] Lincoln Center has two grassy plazas, built one level up from the street. The larger expanse was once a barren cement landscape known as "Robert Moses Plaza;"[38] the smaller is known as "St. Peter's Garden" and contains a memorial to the Fordham students and alumni who perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks.


Academic and administrative

Building Constructed Image Notes Ref.
Leon Lowenstein Building 1969
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Fourteen-story classroom building; also features cafeteria, bookstore, theater, and a lounge on the 12th floor for public speaking and other events. [39]
Law Building 2014
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Home of Fordham's law school. Formerly located in New York's Financial District. An entirely new law school building was finished in 2014, and also houses a residence hall. [40]
Gabelli Building 2018
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Newly expanded/renovated building for the Gabelli School of Business and Student Extracurricular Affairs. [41]

Residence halls

Building Constructed Image Notes Ref.
McMahon Hall 1993 N/A Twenty-story residential hall for Lincoln Center students (graduate and undergraduate), named after Father George McMahon, S.J. [42]
McKeon Hall 2014 N/A Twelve-story residential hall for undergraduate freshmen [43][40]

Church facilities

Name Location Image Notes Ref.
Bl. Rupert Meyer Chapel Leon Lowenstein Building N/A Located on second floor of Lowenstein Building. [32]

Westchester Campus

The Westchester campus is a single, 62,500-square-foot building located in west Harrison, New York.[44] It serves as a branch campus for multiple programs offered at both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center.

London Centre Campus

In October 2018, Fordham expanded its study abroad program in London to its own space, the London Centre.[45] The campus is 17,000 square feet of property housed in the Clerkenwell district in the borough of Camden.[46] It features a student centre, a rooftop terrace, a learning resource centre, and a performance floor dedicated to the Drama program.[46] The London Centre offers programs in business, theater, and the liberal arts to students from Fordham and other colleges and universities.[47]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Fordham Facts". Fordham University. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Wintergreen 2010, p. 258.
  3. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 98.
  4. ^ Fordham University. Office of the Sesquicentennial 1991, p. 201.
  5. ^ Mercuri, Joanna (December 2, 2013). "Administration Building Named for Alumni". Fordham News. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  6. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 376.
  7. ^ a b Schroth 2008, p. 379.
  8. ^ a b c d Schroth 2008, p. 382.
  9. ^ Shelley 2016, p. 243.
  10. ^ a b Schroth 2008, pp. 360–361.
  11. ^ a b c Fordham University. Office of the Sesquicentennial 1991, p. 203.
  12. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 380.
  13. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 120.
  14. ^ Shelley 2016, p. 170.
  15. ^ Shelley 2016, p. 441.
  16. ^ Franek, Robert, and Princeton Review. The Best 351 Colleges. 2004 ed. Princeton Review, 2003. Print.
  17. ^ Shelley 2016, p. 312; 466.
  18. ^ Fordham University. Office of the Sesquicentennial 1991, p. 207.
  19. ^ Verel, Patrick (November 7, 2010). "Fordham Dedicates Campbell, Salice and Conley Halls". Fordham News. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  20. ^ Shelley 2016, p. 176.
  21. ^ "The Man - The Building". Fordham University. LibGuides. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  22. ^ "Loschert Hall". Fordham University. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  23. ^ Shelley 2016, p. 359.
  24. ^ "O'Hare Hall". Fordham University. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  25. ^ Fordham University. Office of the Sesquicentennial 1991, p. 204.
  26. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 195.
  27. ^ Shelley 2016, p. 465.
  28. ^ "Walsh Hall". Fordham University. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  29. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 387.
  30. ^ Venturi, Dan. "Fordham University Church". Fordham University. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  31. ^ Sassi, Janet (October 9, 2007). "Rose Hill Chapel Transformed to Reflect Former Glory". Fordham News. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  32. ^ a b c d "Campus Worship Spaces". Fordham University. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  33. ^ Fordham University. Office of the Sesquicentennial 1991, p. 200.
  34. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 377.
  35. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 385.
  36. ^ Schroth 2008, p. xiii.
  37. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 241.
  38. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 206.
  39. ^ Schroth 2008, p. 277.
  40. ^ a b Pogrebin, Robin (September 23, 2014). "New Fordham Building Opens at Lincoln Center". The New York Times. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  41. ^
  42. ^ Shelley 2016, p. 353.
  43. ^ "McKeon Hall". Fordham University. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  44. ^ "Westchester Campus and Facilities". Fordham University. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  45. ^ Stoelker, Tom (October 31, 2018). "Fordham Opens New London Centre". Fordham News. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  46. ^ a b "Clerkenwell". Fordham University. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  47. ^ "London Centre". Fordham University. Retrieved April 20, 2019.

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