Learning Commons, LITE: Learning, Innovation, Technology Environment

For Students, Faculty, Staff, Guests, Alumni


The Learning Commons, LITE is Fordham University’s new Learning and Innovation Technology Environment.

As a collaboration between Information Technology and Fordham University Libraries, LITE brings a much needed comprehensive, integrated learning commons to the Fordham community. LITE is meant to be accessible and available to all of Fordham’s students, faculty, and administrators.

LITE’s resources may bolster current research and open up possibilities for new or existing research grants and awards. Its resources can be used by researchers and students alike to ask questions that they may not previously have been equipped to answer and the ideas spawned may take on new life as unexplored dimensions emerge, forging new paths of study. It can also just be a destination for students in and of itself, providing fun options for those looking to exert their creativity.

LITE has been designed to constantly evolve so as to keep pace with the changing and advancing needs of our faculty and students.

In particular, LITE offers:

  • Staff from the IT Service Desk available for day-to-day technology assistance
  • A Makerspace with 3D printers, 3D scanners, a laser cutter, CNC router, and more
  • Two sound-controlled recording and podcasting rooms with microphones and HD cameras
  • The One Button Studio, an easy to use video recording environment with a light board
  • Training workshops throughout the school year
  • Many collaborative work areas with wireless presentation displays and glass whiteboards
  • High-end PC and Mac workstations for multimedia production with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • An Extended Reality area with Meta, HTC, Microsoft, and Sony headsets
  • An Assistive Technology (A11y) workstation


The LITE space at Rose Hill is open Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM.  Access to the Service Desk, the lounge and collaborative areas is open to all walk-ins.

The LITE annex at Lincoln Center is open from Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM.  Access to the digital whiteboard is open to all walk-ins.

The community should sign up to reserve time in the recording rooms, XR room, the 3D printers and Makerspace at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center.  Please sign up via Calendly here.


Rose Hill

Amenities include: collaboration areas (lounge, TVs, and digital whiteboards), PCs, Macs, recording rooms, XR, and a Makerspace including 3D printers, 3D scanning, laser cutter, and other equipment

Walsh Family Library, Lower Level, Room 014

Lincoln Center Annex

VR and Jamboard and a makerspace with 3D scanning/printing  

Lowenstein building, Room 416 [located within the Faculty Technology Center]

Contact Us

Email [email protected] for visits, tours, and consultations.

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Walk-In Centers

McShane Center 266 | RH
Leon Lowenstein SL18 | LC

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