About Urban Plunge
Incoming freshmen are invited to participate in the University’s Urban Plunge program, which introduces new students to the college experience in New York City in the three days prior to Orientation. You’ll visit some of the many culturally –rich neighborhoods, explore the power of the arts expressed passionately to effect social change, and work in teams on a project to combat hunger, promote affordable housing, educate youth or foster community development in one of the city’s diverse neighborhoods.
“Urban Plunge is a great introduction to New York City and the Jesuit experience of men and women for others,” said AnneMarie Gundel (FCLC 2013), a visual arts major and Urban Plunge team leader. “You don’t just do the projects, you’ll think about what you’ve done and learn from it.”
Alex Lupo (FCLC 2013), another Urban Plunge leader, said the two-day community service project allowed him to make new friends—and make a difference. “I wanted to dive into Fordham even before orientation,” he said. “I got to meet a whole new group of people and get acclimated with the community around Lincoln Center, all before my first day of classes.”
Consistent with the University’s Jesuit tradition, freshmen are driven to think and rethink the positive roles they have in shaping the world, both in and out of the classroom. An FCLC education is participatory, defined by energy, passion and focus.