Visiting Professor Program FAQ

What is the on-campus housing like?

During your stay in New York you will be housed in McMahon Hall, an apartment-style student residence at 155 West 60 Street (campus map). Each of you will have a private bedroom with a single bed and share a sitting room, kitchen and bath with one other faculty member of the same gender; a student’s tour of one of these apartments can be seen here. Residential Life/Conference Services maintain an office in the lobby of the residence hall that is open to register you during office hours Monday-Friday. For those few who pre-arranged to arrive on Sunday, June 2nd, a Conference Services employee will be on call.

All VPP attendees who are housed by Fordham’s Conference Services will be provided with a temporary ID that provides access to Fordham campus buildings and amenities.

What is included in each room?

The residence hall is air conditioned and bedding, one towel, one washcloth, and toilet paper are provided. No irons or cookware are provided. The building is ADA compliant, with handicapped access to the street and to the Plaza that leads to other buildings on campus.

What should I consider bringing with me for my stay in the dorm?

You may want to bring an additional pillow and extra towels/washcloths for more comfort and convenience. We also recommend bringing a garbage bag and refillable water bottle.

Can my partner or family stay with me in the dorms?

No. Fordham is a Jesuit university and does not allow co-ed rooms on campus.

Dining on/near campus

Student dining facilities are available on campus, but some may be closed during Fordham’s summer vacation. Everyone staying on campus will receive a voucher Monday afternoon for the breakfast buffet in our Community Dining Center in the Law School. Lunches on Tuesday through Friday will be provided at our host companies. As you can imagine in New York City, there are a variety of restaurants at diverse price points nearby for you to explore and make your own dinner plans.

There are supermarkets and drug stores a few blocks south of campus on Columbus/9th Avenue and Amsterdam/10th Avenue.

What is the dress code?

Business casual attire and comfortable shoes.

Will the presentations we see be made available to us afterwards?

We will share all the information we can with you, but it is up to the permissions from each company. We will coordinate with our presenters and share materials after the VPP has completed. Please bring your tablet, notepad, or whatever you wish to take notes throughout the week.

Directions to Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

Please visit Fordham’s site for directions.

Where can I park my car if I drive to NYC?

Fordham University does not have its own parking facilities in Manhattan, but there are discount arrangements with several private facilities nearby. Have your parking ticket validated at the Lowenstein Public Safety desk (113 West 60th Street) for preferential day rates only. Discounts are subject to change and are not controlled by the University. Please verify costs and potential discounts by contacting the garages directly.

Is there public transportation nearby to explore the city in the evenings?

Yes, you are about a 6-minute walk to Columbus Circle where you can catch several subways. There are also bus stops nearby. Please see a neighborhood map of public transportation here.

Visiting Professor Program FAQ

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