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New Campus Center

The time has come to create a campus center designed for the Fordham of today and the Fordham of tomorrow. Through this renewal effort, a student center built in the 1950s will be transformed into a 21st-century facility that meets students’ full developmental, social, and recreational needs.

Opening in three phases, the new campus center will combine the McGinley Center, Lombardi Center, and Rose Hill Gym and feature an 80,000-square-foot addition to create a complex offering generous space and enhancements.

Phase One: The Addition

Opening November 2021

The 80,000-square-foot addition to the front of the original McGinley Center features: 

  • In the lower level, a state-of-the-art fitness center that is double the space of the current fitness center
  • On the first floor, a 9,500-square-foot student lounge that spans nearly the entire floor and will be outfitted with seating arrangements catering to both groups and individuals
  • On the second floor, expanded offices dedicated to Career Services, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • On the third floor, a large, versatile space specifically designed for meetings and special events
New Campus Center Student Lounge Rendering
Campus Center News
Fordham Receives $5M State Grant for Campus Center Expansion

As the first phase of the Rose Hill Campus Center project nears completion, Fordham received a helping hand from the State of New York, which awarded the University a $5 million matching capital grant from the Higher Education Capital Match Program (HECap).

Campus Center Cross Carved by ‘American Success Story’

Michael Orekunrin, a master stone carver from Nigeria, spent nights and weekends carving the cross that will be the centerpiece of the new campus center at Rose Hill.

In New Campus Center, Student-Oriented Spaces Stand Out

Opening in three phases beginning in September 2021, the center will feature several amenities-filled spaces that will work together to enhance the overall student experience on campus.

Ample Space for Relaxing, Recharging, and Reconnecting

More space. Calming, relaxing, and inspiring space. Space for meeting friends and colleagues. Any way you look at it, the new campus center will be a radically different space when it is completed in 2025.

New Fundraising Campaign to Focus on Student Experience

The centerpiece of a new campaign dedicated to enhancing the overall student experience will be a new campus center at Rose Hill.

Phase Two: The Arcade

2021–2022

In the second phase of construction, an arcade will be built to envelop the space currently separating the new addition and the original McGinley Center from the Rose Hill Gym and the Lombardi Center. It will be the most dramatic element of the new campus center, featuring a large indoor space bathed in natural light from above. Additionally, a new stand-alone retail dining space across from the student lounge will be added, providing grab-and-go food and beverages for those who want to hang out or are on their way to meetings and events.

Campus Center Arcade Rendering

Phase Three: The Renovation

2023–2025

In the third phase of construction, the interior spaces of the original McGinley Center will be renovated to feature:

  • A completely upgraded, reimagined, and redesigned Marketplace dining area with expanded menu choices (Note: All dining will be relocated to the North Dining Room during this renovation.)
  • Bigger and better spaces and meeting rooms for student clubs and organizations, including a Multicultural Student Center
  • An exapanded ballroom with a new capacity of 800 people
  • Expanded and improved space for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Student Involvement, as well as for student groups that access these offices for support and socializing
  • A new, separate strength and conditioning center dedicated to Fordham Athletics
New Campus Center Marketplace Rendering
New Campus Center Strength and Conditioning Center Rendering
New Campus Center Ballroom Rendering