It takes a crew of hundreds to pull off commencement each year.
"Commencement is a University-wide event in the truest sense," says Margie Ball, secretary of the University. "Everybody on campus has some part of it." Indeed, it would take a feature length documentary to capture all of the planning and preparation, which is now a year-round operation. Here, Inside Fordham takes a quick look backstage at Commencement 2013.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College, University of London, in the United Kingdom. 5/13