Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Orientation & Urban Plunge

New Student Orientation

The Office of New Student Orientation will be working all summer long to getting ready for the incoming First year class – to welcome you to your first days of college at FCLC.

The New Student Orientation Program at Lincoln Center is committed to supporting incoming students and easing their assimilation into the Lincoln Center community. They are a dedicated staff who assist students in becoming accustomed not only to the life of a college student, but also to the vitality and drive of the big city as well.

Starting in May and throughout the summer months, student planning to attend FCLC will receive communication about Fall and Summer orientation programs through newsletters, emails and other social media. Our current student "Orientation Leaders" will be contacting students to welcome them and answer questions.

Follow the links below to learn more about getting "oriented" to FCLC and NYC!


Helpful Links & Resources

New Student Orientation Lincoln Center
Orientation Calendar
Contact the Orientation Team


Urban Plunge
Jesuit Tradition
Mission and Ministry
Campus Ministry
Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice
Global Outreach

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.


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