Just after the candlelit Gaudete Mass on Dec. 12, Fordham students lit up the Rose Hill campus with caroling, fellowship, and a sneak peek at the University’s new campus center. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, led students in a blessing of the new spacea four-story modern addition to the McGinley Center. Set to officially open early in the new year, this first phase of the campus center project will feature a state-of-the-art athletic center, a new career services suite, and a space for campus ministry.

After the lighting of the Christmas tree, Father McShane encouraged students to tour the new space.

“Enjoy the place, it was built for you,” he said. “It is yours.”