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Fordham to Offer Chosen Name Policy

September 16, 2020

Fordham will now offer a Chosen Name Policy for students, which Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata announced in a community-wide email on Aug. 31.

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New ASILI Demands Target Public Safety and RAs

September 15, 2020

ASILI, the Black Student Alliance at Rose Hill, is calling for anti-racist reforms at Fordham’s Public Safety Department and Office of Residential Life in an updated list of demands.

an empty room in McMahon Hall

McMahon Residents Move to Conserve Resources

August 27, 2020

McMahon Hall residents received an email from the Office of Residential Life explaining that apartments will be consolidated due to the high number of housing withdrawals.

An open McMahon Hall dorm room door

What Social Distancing Will Look Like at Lincoln Center

July 31, 2020

Fordham announced their plans for a social distant move-in and how they expect students to remain socially distant as the semester progresses.

a student walks out of the doors of McMahon Hall while dragging two suitcases behind her

Students Frustrated With Silent ResLife as Semester Draws Closer

June 17, 2020

While Fordham maintains its optimism for an in-person fall semester, returning students face rising anxieties. Three Fordham students voice their concerns regarding ResLife’s silence about their housing situations this upcoming fall semester.

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UPDATED: Belongings Left With No Return

April 28, 2020

The last time most Fordham students saw their dorms and all the belongings within them was the middle of March. Due to Governor Andrew Cuomo extending the lockdown in NYC, the date for picking up student belongings remains unclear as students across the world voice their varying concerns.

The chart set up by McMahon Hall's first floor entrance designates the status  of the Life Safety System on each floor. Yellow stickers signify floors whose systems are yet to be upgraded.

McMahon Hall Gets a Fire Safety Upgrade

February 5, 2020

McMahon Hall has been operating on a fire alarm system originally installed in 1993, but a new system will soon be put in place, in addition to other upgrades.

After petitioning for larger meal checks, McMahon student staff no longer have to worry about finding affordable food.

McMahon Student Staff Petitioned Unequal Meal Checks

December 4, 2019

McMahon Hall Resident Assistants (RAs) and Resident Freshmen Mentors (RFMs) have received a $1,880 increase in meal compensation as a result of petitioning unequal pay in comparison with Rose Hill student staff.

Jenifer Campbell, senior director of Residential Life, said that “staff within the Office of Residential Life has focused on providing information and updates as early and in many cases as often as possible in an effort to make certain residents are aware of programs, events and facilities issues.”

ResLife Seeks Open Communication With Residents

November 13, 2019

On Sept. 11, 2019, ResLife sent a full outline of how all Fordham breaks will affect residence halls to residents. Another email was sent to residents on Oct. 28, restating the information from the first email.

A student stares confused at the Fordham E-Bill Suite

Housing Fees Delayed 3 Months

November 12, 2019

Thirty-three Lincoln Center students living in McMahon Hall were affected by a billing glitch that charge...

Students have expressed concerns about Public Safety's response to reports of missing cash.

Residents Report Claims of Tampered Mail

October 2, 2019

Receiving mail at Fordham Lincoln Center has sometimes proven a difficult task for residents in recent years, with some reporting that their mail was opened, misdirected or never arrived in their mailboxes or the package room.

ResLife further opens to door to include TGNCI students on campus housing.

Fordham Introduces More Inclusivity in Housing Application

October 2, 2019

This year Fordham has taken a step to make housing applications more inclusive for transgender or gender-nonconforming individuals (TGNCI). The class of 2023 was the first class to have the option of expressing gender non-conformity in the housing application.