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Mobile Phones

Fordham University offers RamCell Sprint PCS phone service.

Social Security number is not needed. All you will need is your Fordham ID, a Fordham email address, and a credit or debit card. RamCell contracts are offered on a 1- or 2- year basis. For more information, email ramcell@fordham.edu or visit this page.

A Social Security number is required to open an account with non-University cell phone service providers. If you do not have a Social Security number, you may contact the OIS for a letter that states that you do not have a Social Security number. Please note that this letter does not guarantee that the service provider will set up an account for you. If you are able to set up an account, please be aware that some service providers require you to sign a 2-year contract.

For more information on the major U.S. carriers, please visit their websites:
Verizon
AT&T
T-Mobile

Banking

In order to avoid foreign transaction fees, you may want to consider opening a US bank account in New York. For non-U.S. citizens, opening a bank account will allow you to transfer funds to a local account and easily deposit checks if necessary.

A social security number is not required for an F-I or J-I student to open a bank account. However, some banks may request a letter issued by our Office of International Services to prove that you are an international student. If you need a bank letter, you can request that OIS issue you one through their website or by submitting a bank letter request form. You can go and open a bank account easily if you already have a social security number.

Additionally, you will need proof of identification and immigration status in the U.S. (passport, I-94, and I-20 or DS-2019). Additional items you should bring include:
• Your Fordham ID
• Any identification documents issued by your government
• A letter of enrollment (obtained through Academic Records)
• Money or a check to deposit.

Banks Near the Lincoln Center Campus

• Citibank
4 Columbus Circle, NY 10019
(8th Ave. between 57th and 58th St)
1748 Broadway, NY 10019

• Chase Bank
2030 Broadway
(at 70th St)
New York, NY 10023

• Bank of America
1775 Broadway
(at W 57th St)
1680 Broadway, NY 10019

There is also a TD Bank ATM located in the Lowenstein Center, on campus.
If you have any problems opening an account, contact the Office of International Services.

Housing

Housing is under the management of the Office of Residential Life at Lincoln Center. Fordham has allocated dormitory space at McMahon Hall on campus, and number of single-occupancy only studio and one-bedroom apartments for graduate students within blocks of the Lincoln Center campus. These units are accessible to campus, public transportation, Central Park, grocery stores, and restaurants and bars. Students living in the dormitory and these apartments form a community with other Fordham graduate students and gain valuable life experience.

Website for dormitories on campus at McMahon Hall

Website for studio and one-bedroom apartments at Wilshire Plaza

Gabelli Campus Life: Educating the whole person

Growing the whole person—not just academically but professionally and personally—is a cornerstone of Jesuit education and a central part of our mission.

Your time with us will shape you in many ways. You will find that your growth will occur not only in the classroom but also through your engagement with the community and the people in it. The faculty, staff, and student leaders that make up our community are constantly at work nurturing this growth.

As a Master’s student at Gabelli, you will have access to a multitude of resources, events, and services to help you further develop your skillset and build relationships. See below for more information about academic support services, co- and extra-curricular opportunities, professional development, enrichment programming, counseling and wellness, health services, fitness and recreation facilities, international student services, and more.

Academic support services

Academic advising: Academic Advisement is an active partnership and continuing conversation between you and your Assistant Dean. Your Assistant Dean will help you register for courses, access Gabelli resources, and understand Fordham’s academic policies and procedures.

Office of Disability Services: The Office of Disability Services (ODS) helps to ensure equal educational access and opportunity for all members of our community. In the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, the ODS staff works individually with each student to understand his or her strengths and limitations in order to develop his/her most effective and comprehensive accommodation plan. ODS collaborates with administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities are provided.

Tutoring: The Office of Graduate Advising provides one-on-one or group tutoring for students in various disciplines, free of charge. Tutors are usually graduate students with experience in advanced-level courses. If you wish to connect with a tutor, please contact the Office of Graduate Advising at gsbgraduate@fordham.edu.

Co- and Extra-curricular Opportunities
Co- and Extra-curricular Opportunities

The number of opportunities available to you outside the classroom is vast. The Gabelli School of Business Student Advisory Council (SAC), for example, oversees 23 professional, social, and affinity organizations that run events throughout the year. The Student Advisory Council (SAC) will host a club fair during Gabelli Launch where you will have a chance to meet with each organization and hear about their plans for the upcoming year.

You can also get an early jump on getting involved by applying for the Gabelli Graduate Student Ambassador program. This is a volunteer-based leadership position that allows you to connect with prospective students through the Graduate Admissions office. Share your experience with others and grow your Gabelli network. You can complete your application online here!

Additionally, there is an endless array of workshops, lectures, and other events that take place not only across Gabelli but at Fordham University at large. You will have many opportunities to further explore and hone your intellectual interests, develop a strong network, and establish relationships with peers and faculty alike inside and outside the classroom.

Professional Development
Professional Development

The Career Development Center (known to students as the CDC) provides end-to-end career services for Gabelli School of Business graduate students. Their goal is to help you translate your Fordham academic experience into meaningful, productive academic-year internships and post-graduation jobs.

Enrichment Programming
Enrichment Programming

All graduate students are encouraged to participate in the Thoughtful Leadership Certification program. Grounded in the Jesuit ethos of cura personalis (care for the whole person), this program will help you identify your core values and build skillsets to face unexpected challenges with clarity and purpose. You will cultivate a growth mindset through introspection and learn to better understand the perspectives of others to support an inclusive and innovative business culture. The certification will set you apart in the job market and help you become the kind of dynamic and thoughtful leader the world needs right now.

Counseling and Wellness
Counseling and Wellness

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is an on campus mental health service within the Division of Student Affairs at Fordham University. Our mission is to promote and support students’ mental, psychological and emotional health and well-being through a range of direct clinical services; psychoeducational, outreach and prevention programs; and contributions to the mental health professions. Consistent with the University’s commitment to Cura Personalis CPS strives to foster a community of care that recognizes and values the depth, dignity, and uniqueness of all students.

Health Services
Health Services

University Health Services provides accessible and high-quality health care services to Fordham University Students. It is their goal that students will develop an understanding of dealing with their own health, both physical and mental. They provide education to students with the expectation that this knowledge will enable them to live healthy lifestyles, promote wellness, and enable them to achieve academically, spiritually, and socially.

Fitness and Recreation facilities
Fitness and Recreation facilities

Fordham University has three fitness centers located across Rose Hill and Lincoln Center. The Ram Fit Center and the Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial Center are located at the Rose Hill campus. The Lincoln Fit Center is located at the Lincoln Center campus.

International Student Services
International Student Services

The Office for International Services (OIS) is a resource for the University’s international students, faculty, scholars, and staff. OIS facilitates students’ adjustment to life in the United States by assisting in matters concerning immigration, such as: Visas and Status, SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 forms, Employment, and Travel authorizations.

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