Fairleigh Dickinson University

Two great campus locations, one outstanding experience!

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Parties
Youth Retreat/Camps


Looking for an attractive and affordable option near the New York Metropolitan Area?  Fairleigh Dickinson University is the perfect choice for your next meeting, conference, youth camp, competition, workshop, retreat, or special event.  Using the specific requirements for your event, we will host you on one of our two campus locations:

  • The Florham Campus in Madison, New Jersey is located on the 266-acre Vanderbilt estate. This residential campus is centrally located on several major highways including I-287 and I-78 and is adjacent to NJ Transit, which offers direct service to midtown Manhattan. The historic Hennessy Hall is the center of the beautiful, Olmstead-designed landscape. The elegant scenery will make your meetings, lectures, and corporate and private parties extra special.
  • The beautifully landscaped Metropolitan Campus is located in Teaneck, New Jersey, minutes from the George Washington Bridge. Just off of Rt. 4, the campus is surrounded by shopping and many unique restaurants. Running through the heart of the campus is the Hackensack River with a beautifully designed footbridge. The beautifully redesigned University Walk offers a picturesque spot for your outdoor, riverside events. From lectures in Wilson Auditorium to outdoor events on Commencement Green, the Metropolitan campus has something to offer every event.

Unique facilities are available for use on each campus: performance theaters or auditoriums with up to 400 seats; classrooms of every size, most with widescreen projection television; attractive lobbies, lounges, and living rooms with comfortable incidental seating for parties and conference breaks; meeting rooms that open directly onto three-season patios; paved walkways overlooking stunning fountains at the Florham campus and with scenic views of the Hackensack River at the Metropolitan Campus; and ample parking for all your guests.

Florham Campus Virtual Tour

Metropolitan Campus Virtual Tour


Food & Beverage Options

Traditional Dining

Even the most finicky palate will find something delicious to eat at the New Jersey campuses of FDU. The main cafeteria at each campus features a variety of food-court-style selections on a rotating basis. In addition to daily hot entrees and global cuisines, guests can choose from a pasta bar, salad bar, and such traditional college favorites as chicken strips, burgers and fries. To top off a meal, you can create your own ice cream or frozen yogurt dessert. Vegetarian, low-fat, and other special diets can be maintained through the variety of selections offered.
Seating Capacity: 200-400

Rose and Swan Catering

When your event calls for more than what a traditional dining plan offer, Rose and Swan Catering has you covered! We offer three different options to event planners, based on your specific needs:

Premier Menu
When it's time to create a truly exceptional event, the Premier Menu is designed to inspire your imagination. These suggestions are designed to begin the conversation, and we look forward to further exploring your event design needs.

Everyday Menu
The Everyday Menu encompasses a full range of exceptional full-service options that emphasize variety, excellence and value. These selections guarantee a true "catered" experience where our staff actively ensures true service excellence.

Drop Off Menu
The Drop Off Menu provides a focused set of high-quality catering selections that are perfect for your more casual drop-off needs. Our Catering team delivers these items with the same dedicated service and culinary excellence you expect. Our drop-off items provide enhanced value, allowing you to enjoy your event and simply dispose of all products once your guests have finished - no clean up needed!

To review the offerings of each of these menus, go here:

Florham Campus
Metro Campus

Seating Capacity: Up to 400

Retail Dining

In addition to outstanding dining and catering options, both campuses at FDU offer retail dining outlets where guests can grab a quick bite to eat, a mid-program snack, a refreshing beverage or hand-crafted coffee, or a treat after a successful day. Outlets include:

Florham Campus
  • Florham Kitchen - late-night favorites including an expanded variety of convenience options
  • Daily Zen - healthy selections and comfort items guaranteed to hit the spot
  • Florham Perk - your favorite Starbucks drinks plus a wide variety of baked goods and grab-and-go options
Metro Campus
  • The Bridge Café - Established brands like Freshen's Food Studio and Upper Crust flatbread pizzas, along with sushi, grab and go, snacks, beverages, and the Ghost Kitchen, featuring entrees from local favorites
  • Dickinson Café - serving Starbucks beverages and a vibrant coffee shop menu
Seating Capacity: 50-200


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 400
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 400
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

Metro Campus - Northpointe

Northpointe, a traditional corridor-style residence hall compromised of four co-ed floors with two wings per floor, houses approximately 300 residents in same-gender double occupancy rooms. All bedrooms have a private bathroom. Residents share a common lounge space on each floor. A kitchenette (equipped with a microwave and refrigerator) is available on third floor. ADA compliant rooms are available. The Northpointe main entry door is staffed with a 24-hour Hall Security Assistant when guests are in residence.
150 Rooms | 300 Beds
Guest Wifi: Free

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Metro Campus - University Court

University Court is comprised of ten separate townhouse-style buildings. Each building contains two floors with one to three same-gender sections per building, and one to two bathrooms per floor. The sections are mostly comprised of double rooms with some single and triple occupancy rooms across the buildings. Each unit features a shared living room and full kitchenette. They are ideal for adult groups and those that are in residence for longer terms.
60 Rooms | 120 Beds
Guest Wifi: Free

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Metro Campus - Lindens

The Lindens are comprised of eight buildings with three co-ed floors of same-gender suites each consisting of three (3) double occupancy rooms around a shared common area and bathroom. Each building houses 58-64 total residents. There are two shared kitchens for community use in Linden Building 6. Building entry doors are staffed with a 24-hour Hall Security Assistant when guests are in residence. The Lindens are perfect for small groups that wish to be self-contained, youth camps and conferences, and religious groups of all types.
250 Rooms | 500 Beds
Guest Wifi: Free

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Florham Campus - Twombly Halls

“The Twomblys” are two adjoined traditional-style residence halls, coed by floor, with extra-spacious double rooms and common bathroom facilities. A large lounge located on the lower level connects Hamilton and Florence Twombly. Renovated in 2015, Twombly Lounge features comfortable seating and a large projector and screen as well as large tables and seating for collaborative study and individual study corrals.
150 Rooms | 300 Beds
Guest Wifi: Free

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Florham Campus - Rutherford Hall

Named after the University’s first campus, Rutherford Hall offers double rooms with private bathrooms, and independent climate-control for its guests. Each floor in Rutherford offers a common social space, study lounge and vending machines on each floor for late night snack attacks. Rutherford has five floors and features two elevators. Rutherford forms a quad with Florence and Hamilton Twombly Halls creating a large courtyard and lawn space, which becomes a social hub for groups that are interested in having a BBQ, playing a wiffle ball game, tanning, catching up on reading, or enjoying the patio swings.
150 Rooms | 300 Beds
Guest Wifi: Free

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Florham Campus - Park Avenue Apartments

Park Avenue offers apartment-style living. Each apartment has two double bedrooms, a living, room, and a kitchen area with a sink, apartment-size stove and refrigerator and independent climate-control. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Park Avenue is four floors and has two elevators. The recently renovated Game Room, located in the South Wing of Park Avenue on the first floor, includes a pool table, television, and lounge furniture for guests to enjoy. The apartments are a great choice for adult groups or those that are staying for a week or more.
200 Rooms | 400 Beds
Guest Wifi: Free

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Featured Amenities

A/V Equipment
Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Complimentary Parking
Fitness Center
Flexible Floor Plan
Game Room
Hosted Bar
In-House Catering
Kitchen Access
Lactation Station
Near Public Transit
Near Water
Open Bar
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Private Parking
Rooftop Space
Running Trails
Scenic Views
Sports Facilities
Theater Seating
Yoga & Meditation

Venue Location + Transportation


285 Madison Avenue,

Madison Madison, 07940



Nearby Airport

Morristown Airport - 5 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Newark Airport/ LaGuardia Airport - 25 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Car charging stations: No

Nearby Cities

Cities near Metro Campus: New York City,NY; Hackensack, NJ; Paramus, NJ.
Cities near Florham Campus: Newark, NJ; Morristown, NJ; Madison, NJ

Things to Know


In-house catering available

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Do You Offer Tables, Chairs, And Linens?: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: Yes

Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

Eco Friendly: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: No


Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • LCD Projectors
  • Projector Screen
  • Microphones
  • Sound System