Supporting Student Success
Assistant Dean for Student Support and Success
At its core, Fordham University is committed to the holistic development of students’ academic and personal success. We offer proactive academic support for our students through student-centered activities and programs, intentional goal-setting, and opportunities for personal and professional discernment. The assistant dean for student support and success can assist you in these areas, as well as connect you with other available resources at the University. Students can contact the assistant dean directly (Christie-Belle Garcia, email@example.com) or be referred to develop an individualized success plan.
College Writing Center
A service free to all Fordham students, the Writing Center encourages and helps improve student writing of all levels and across all disciplines. Our aim is to provide personalized instruction that will enhance students’ prose and help them become more confident writers. To ensure that students reach these goals, we offer up to 90 minutes of one-on-one instruction per week, during which we will assist in all stages of writing, from brainstorming, to drafting, to revising. Additionally, our tutors—a select group of masters and doctoral students—offer collaborative consultations and provide free workshops on academic writing.
Students can register and make appointments at the Writing Center's web site. If students cannot attend their session, they should log on to the online sign-up site and cancel their appointment. If students are not present at the start of their appointment time, the session will be made available to other students. Walk-ins are also welcome whenever space is available.
Students should bring a hard copy of their assignment and be prepared to work with their tutor.
For more information about hours and locations on each campus, visit the Writing Center's web site.
College and Departmental Tutoring Services
Gabelli School of Business: Father Boyle Society and Beta Alpha Psi members provide peer-to-peer tutoring for students seeking assistance in a business course. Interested students should visit Gabelli Access, stop by the Gabelli Study Center (Hughes Hall 4th floor), or email Brian Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a tutor.
Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College Lincoln Center offer tutoring services for most academic departments, free of charge. For any subject area not listed below, please consult with the associate chair for undergraduates of the department. Please visit the website for details.
Biological Sciences: Biology student tutors are available for walk-in meetings in the Larkin Hall First-Floor Student Lounge.
Chemistry: The department offers free, walk-in tutoring for general chemistry and organic chemistry courses.
Classical Languages (Greek and Latin): Graduate students in the department provide tutoring for undergraduates in Greek and Latin. Students can consult either their professor or the Chair of the Department of Classics for further details.
Computer Science: Tutoring is available for students at both campuses in JMH 301 (RH) and LL 601 (LC). Tutors are available for Structures of Computer Science (CISC 1100) and Discrete Structures (CISC 1400). For more information, contact Palma Sisca in John Mulcahy Hall 340 or at 718-817-4480.
Economics: The Economics Tutoring Center is available to assist students in preparing for classes, examinations, and homework, and in mastering the fundamentals of economics. At Rose Hill, the Economics Tutoring Center is located in Dealy Hall E-535. At Lincoln Center, we use several locations for the Economics Tutoring Center. Please see Kerri Maguire in Lowenstein 924 to direct you to the tutoring center location (212-636-6381). Visit the tutoring center's website for more information.
English: Each of Fordham’s three campuses has a writing center. At Rose Hill, the writing center is located in the Walsh Library Reference Area, Room 121. At Lincoln Center, it is located in the Quinn Library at 140 W. 62nd Street, Room 233. The Westchester Campus Writing Center is for Professional and Continuing Studies students and is located in Room 202. Students can register and schedule appointments online.
Mathematics: The Math Help Room is located in John Mulcahy Hall 410 (RH) and Lowenstein 819-C (LC).
Modern Languages: Free tutoring, practice, and conversation is available in all languages taught by the department. Skilled junior and senior language majors and students who are native speakers serve as tutors. No appointment is needed, but students should check individual tutors’ hours before visiting.
The language learning centers in Keating B25 (RH) and LL 412 (LC) also provide instructional technology for language students, as well as access to international television stations and films.
Philosophy: The Philosophers' Society (Fordham's undergraduate philosophy club) offers a help room for undergraduate students seeking assistance in understanding material from their core classes. Students are free to ask for help from junior and senior philosophy majors, to ask questions about material covered in their classes, and to seek advice in writing successful papers.
The Department of Philosophy also offers more formal one-on-one tutoring for students who request it. For more information, contact Margaret Donovan at email@example.com.
Physics: The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics provides students with tutoring for introductory physics courses. Contact the department secretary, Esther Morgan, in Freeman Hall 208 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Information Technology Services
Fordham University’s information technology services are provided in support of students’ academic goals. Please visit the Student Technology Services website for detailed information on such services as my.fordham.edu, Fordham email accounts, computer maintenance and security tips, IT Customer Care, recommended computer specifications, cellular services, and the network.
Fordham University Portal
My.Fordham is the gateway to Fordham’s online resources including Blackboard; MyFiles (the university file storage system), campus and personal announcements; your Fordham Gmail and Google Apps; and registration, financial aid, bill payment, and academic course information through Banner; the student information system. Tutorials online help you students navigate and customize your their portal tabs.
To gain access to the portal, you students will need to have claimed your their AccessIT ID. To do this, open your the browser and go to my.fordham.edu. In the first-time user’s box, click the “Click Here to Claim your AccessIT ID and set Your Password” link and follow the on-screen prompts. If you problems are encountered, problems please call the Help Desk at 718-817-3999 for assistance; only they can help you students validate your their personal information and escalate the issue if necessary.
Maintained by the Instructional Technology Academic Computing (ITAC) Department, public computer labs are available in the following locations:
- Rose Hill: Keating Hall 312, 317, 318, and the Walsh Library
- Lincoln Center: Lowenstein 310, 308, 306, 304
- Westchester: WC 217 (PCs) and WC 220 (Macs)
Here students can utilize both Macintosh and Windows computers. Access is available to a wide range of hardware and software for use by the academic community, including business applications (word processing, spreadsheets, etc), programming languages, statistical packages, utilities, access to Internet, and e-mail. Computer lab assistants are available to answer any questions.
Walsh Library Hours1:
- Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
- Friday: 8:30 a.m.– 9 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
1Some computer labs may be available all night in the late night zone.
Special educational discounts are available on personal computers at Fordham’s computer purchases.
Fordham IT Customer Care
Fordham IT Customer Care is available to all Fordham University faculty, staff, and students. They address questions and problems with initial computer setup, your computer’s operating system, software applications, claiming your AccessIT ID, Gmail, and wireless and network connections. IT Customer Care can be reached by phone or in person during regular business hours, and by email.
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Walk-In Centers Regular Hours (check our website for summer hours)
Rose Hill Campus:
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: McGinley Center, Room 229
Lincoln Center Campus:
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed on Saturdays
Location: Lowenstein, Room SL19
Resident Technology Consultant Program
If you live in the residence halls, you can contact your Resident Technology Consultant (RTC) for in-room assistance. The RTC is the primary source of technology related assistance for students living in the residence halls and can help with many of the same issues as IT Customer Care.