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 email@example.com 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.
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
4 Columbus Circle, NY 10019
(8th Ave. between 57th and 58th St)
1748 Broadway, NY 10019
• Chase Bank
(at 70th St)
New York, NY 10023
• Bank of America
(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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.