Homecoming At Your Leisure

No matter where you live, or what time of the day it is, you can check out previously recorded FDU Alumni Webinars, or take a stroll down memory lane and view a variety of collections from FDU's digital archives.

Peter and Sally Sammartino, 1941
Peter and Sally Sammartino, 1941


How it All Began for FDU
Founded in 1942 by Dr. Peter Sammartino and his wife, Sylvia (Sally), Fairleigh Dickinson University has grown from the Rutherford Campuus into the largest private university in New Jersey. Today, more than 11,500 students from 32 states and 72 countries are enrolled on the University's two campuses in northern New Jersey and its international campuses in Wroxton, England and Vancouver, Canada.

Treasures of New Jersey-Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham

The history, architecture and preservation of a gilded age estate that is now FDU's Florham Campus. The Florham Campus is one of the last remaining estates built by multi-millionaires in the mid and late 1800s. Home to the Vanderbilt-Twombly family, the mansion and landscaped grounds offer a rare glimpse of the life of America’s elite in the time before taxes.

Originally Aired on May 10, 2017. Treasures of New Jersey is a local public television program presented by NJTV.

Sammartinos and ParadeCelebrating 75+ years of FDU
How well do you know your history of FDU? Take a walk through the years as Fairleigh Dickinson University grows and expands its reach, while preserving its core values: access and opportunity, innovation and entrepreneurship, diversity and civility, and community service and global engagement. View FDU's transformation over the years.

Rutherford Campus BandFDU History in Pictures
A collection of photos of the Rutherford, Madison, and Teaneck/Hackensack campuses of Fairleigh Dickinson, from its earliest years in the 1940s as Fairleigh Dickinson College, through the 1980s. Did you know Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson and Gerald Ford all spoke at FDU? It's true, and we have the pictures to prove it. View the Fairleigh Dickinson University History Collection.

Wroxton Abbey PaintingWroxton College
Wroxton is near and dear to many students who had the opportunity to travel and study abroad in England. As a student there, you were immersed in the quintessential English village scene. Set in the rural heart of England, Wroxton offers a peaceful environment for learning amid a beautiful countryside of lawns, lakes, gardens and woodland. Explore The Wroxton College History Collection, a digital archive curated by Andrew Rose, Librarian, Wroxton College.