FDU Florham Historical Timeline

This timeline, created by FDU Florham Campus honors students, is an interactive display showing the history of the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, starting in the late 1800s and concluding with future campus projects.

A team of 10 highly-motivated honors students were selected to create this timeline. ;xNLx;;xNLx;Meet the Team;xNLx;;xNLx;PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Natalia Semenova (Business Administration/ International Business), Kelly O'Brien (Psychology, Minor: Management Leadership), Anise Mesadieu (Business Administration/ International Business);xNLx;;xNLx;ARCHIVAL RESEARCHERS: Gabrielle Filippini (English and American Literature/ Secondary Education, Minor: Physics), Jennifer Tran (French, Minor: German), Erika Marohn (Communication Studies, Concentration: Public Relations, Minor: Sociology);xNLx;;xNLx;ARTISTIC DESIGNERS: Meredith Cowan (Video Game Animation), Jael Joaquin (Studio Arts and Film Animation, Minor: Chemistry), Alex Martin (Graphic Design Illustration), Andrew Remeniski (Animation);xNLx;;xNLx;PROJECT SPONSOR: Dr. April Patrick (University Honors Program Director, Florham Campus);xNLx;;xNLx;Additional research help provided by Amanda Schroeder (History)

Friends of Florham is Established

The Friends of Florham, a group that is dedicated to the preservation of Florham history, was formed.

Construction of the Student Center

As the school officially opened, plans began for the construction of a student center.

Naming of the Estate

The estate is named "Florham".

First Speed Bump is Constructed

The first speed bump on campus was installed.

Reuter's Rock is Painted for the First Time

Reuter's Rock was painted white in 1967. This began the tradition of painting the rock.

Teaneck Campus is Acquired

The Teaneck Campus, formerly Bergen Junior College, was purchased by Fairleigh Dickinson College.

Completion of the Orangerie

The Orangerie was built to replace an earlier building called the Palm House.

Playhouse Opens

The Playhouse opened its doors.

Completion of the South Mansion Driveway

The southern drive that led to the developing mansion was completed and declared ready for use.

Ruth Vanderbilt Twombly Passes Away

Ruth Vanderbilt Twombly's death marked the end of the Vanderbilt-Twombly line.

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