Funding Initiative: Campus Center Renewal
The Joseph M. McShane, S.J. Campus Center represents an expansive act of renewal: We’ve combined and are transforming the McGinley Center, Lombardi Center, and Rose Hill Gym, and adding more than 80,000 square feet of space. The new center also embodies a truly cura personalis approach to the student experience, with environments that encompass students’ full developmental, social, professional and recreational needs.
Your help is needed in keeping our project on track. Our current phase of construction includes a complete reimagining of dining at Rose Hill, to put us on par with our competitors, and renovation of the old McGinley Center space to support student activities.
A unique way to leave your mark on Fordham while protecting its legacy is to name a space for you, your family, or in honor of a loved one. Several spaces are available in the McShane Center.
To learn more about naming opportunities, contact Michael Boyd, senior associate vice president of development and university relations, at 212-636-6525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marketplace Dining | Fitness Center | Great Hall | Large Multi-Purpose Commons | Gallery | Arcade | Exterior Plaza
The McShane Center arcade connects the student center with our historic Rose Hill Gym.
The Great Hall at Christmas
The gallery of the McShane Center shot from the 2nd floor balcony
The large multi-purpose commons room overlooking the practice fields hosts meetings, receptions, and other activities.
A rendering of the new Marketplace dining facility opening in 2024 in the McShane Center
The RamFit Center on the ground floor
Students enjoy the sun in the plaza in front of the McShane Center.
Conference Room | Career Center Interview Rooms | Elevator Landings/Lobbies | Private Dining Rooms | Career Center Director’s Office | Career Center Commons Area | Second Floor Offices
Students walk off the elevator on the 2nd floor of the McShane Center.
An employer interviews a student in the Career Center on the 2nd floor of the McShane Center.
A conference room in the McShane Center
Other Fitness Spaces
Weight Training Area | Yoga and Dance Studio | Aerobic Exercise Room
RamFit Weight Area
Students lift weights in the RamFit Center.
Yoga and Dance Studio
A student stretches on a mat in the yoga and dance studio in the RamFit Center.
A student holds a plank in the aerobics room of the RamFit Center.
Haunted Open House Spotlights McShane Center’s Impact on Student Life
It was a new ambience for the Joseph M. McShane, S.J. Campus Center: eerie music, wolf howls, ghoulish costumes, giant cobwebs, a hallway-size haunted house, laughter mixed with the occasional frightful yelp. The one flaw in the spookiness? All that natural light flooding in through the huge windows. “The sun is always shining in, it’s …
Student Life in the McShane Campus Center
The McShane Campus Center is a hub for student life. We talked with 10 students and alumni about what the campus center means to them and how they spend their time in the newly renovated spaces. The first two phases of the campus center renovation are complete. The third phase, which will focus on the …
Campus Center United with Sports Facilities Via New Arcade and Entrance
Fordham has officially unveiled the newest expansion of the Joseph M. McShane, S.J. campus center: an airy, sun-filled arcade with a sparkling glass entrance. Opened to the community on August 1, the arcade brings together the new campus center–opened in 2022–with the Rose Hill Gym and athletics facilities. Upon entering the arcade under a new …
Campus Center Dedicated in Honor of Father McShane
On April 27, Fordham honored outgoing president Joseph M. McShane, S.J., with a ceremonial naming of the Rose Hill campus’ newly renovated campus center. The outdoor dedication ceremony, held in front of the gleaming four-story addition that opened in February, drew hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and friends to the official ribbon cutting of the …
New Campus Center to Be Named for Father McShane
Fordham will name its new campus center in honor of Joseph M. McShane, S.J., who will step down in June after 19 years as University president. The dedication will take place at the Rose Hill campus, just outside of the new center, on Wednesday, April 27. David Ushery of NBC 4 New York will emcee …
In Expanded Campus Center, ‘A New Sense of Community’
Since Fordham University’s new campus center partially opened to students at the start of February, it has begun to serve as the kind of warm, welcoming home for students that it was meant to be—even as construction continues on the multiyear project. On a recent day in early March, construction crews were kicking off the …
In New Campus Center, a Beacon with Amenities Aplenty
At 85 acres, Fordham’s Rose Hill campus is blessed with space. But when the 71,000-square-foot, four-story addition to the McGinley Center officially opens today, Feb. 1, it will introduce to the Fordham community a radically different sort of space, filled with places to relax, recharge, and connect. Get Your Sweat On One of the highlights …
Students Get Sneak Preview of Rose Hill Campus Center
Just after the candlelit Gaudete Mass on Dec. 12, Fordham students lit up the Rose Hill campus with caroling, fellowship, and a sneak peek at the University’s new campus center. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, led students in a blessing of the new space—a four-story modern addition to the McGinley Center. Set to …
Campus Center Cross Carved by ‘American Success Story’
At nine feet tall and five feet wide, the stone cross that will be installed atop the new campus center at Rose Hill will be hard to miss. Less obvious than its expression of Fordham’s Catholic identity, however, is the fact that for one stone carver, it is the ultimate expression of his artistic passions. …
In New Campus Center, 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 under construction at the Rose Hill campus will be a radically different space when it is completed in 2025. That’s one of the key takeaways of architectural renderings of the center …
Fordham Receives Positive Credit Ratings on Bonds for New Campus Center
Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s—two of the big-three global credit-rating agencies—have affirmed their positive ratings of Fordham with respect to the bonds the University will issue to renovate and expand the campus center at Rose Hill. The roughly $150 million in revenue bonds for the campus center project will be issued by the Dormitory Authority …