Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Graduation Information

Download Guide to Commencement Exercises and Diploma Ceremony.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Fordham University Rose Hill Campus

All graduation activities take place at the Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx.

The University Commencement exercises begin at 10:00 a.m. on Edwards Parade. Graduates line up no later than 9:30 a.m. The Graduate School of Education Diploma Ceremony will take place at Martyrs’ Lawn Tent at 12:30 p.m. immediately following the Commencement Exercises. The Graduate School of Education Diploma Ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour.


Contact your academic adviser to review your degree and major requirements, and apply online.

This can be done through (Student Tab: Banner Self Service/Student/Student Records/Apply to Graduate). View page location.

Registration deadlines:
  • May 2014 graduates: February 4, 2014


  • Complete Graduate Exit Form and Course Evaulation Forms:
    An email message will be sent to your Fordham email account. Please click on the link and complete the form.
  • Pay Any Outstanding Bills:
    Contact the University Enrollment Services office to clear up any unpaid charges at 212-636-6700).
  • Complete All Program Requirements:
    Contact your Program Advisor, Coordinator, and/or Division Chairperson.

Renting Academic Apparel

Rented academic apparel for Fordham University is provided by the College Division of Herff Jones.
  • Master Black Cap & Gown, Tassel, & Hood Unit: $58.55
  • Doctor Fordham Maroon Tam & Gown & Hood Unit: $105.65
Placing Orders Online: Deadline: Friday, April 4, 2014
All orders must be placed online at

Your order will be available only at the campus you select. Be sure to print and save your online order confirmation. You must present your confirmation and photo I.D. at your selected distribution site to claim your order. You may send someone else to pick up your apparel as long as they have your confirmation and written permission to do so.

Distribution: Apparel will be available for pick up only at the Campus you checked on the order form (i.e., Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, or Westchester) and at the following dates and times:
Westchester Campus: Ground Floor-G12
May 7: 4-7pm

Lincoln Center Campus: McMahon Lounge, McMahon Residence Hall May 10: 2-6pm
May 16: 1-3pm

Rose Hill Campus: McGinley Center, Commuter Lounge, Basement Level May 15: 4-7pm
May 16: 12-3pm
May 17: 8-10am

Purchasing Doctoral Apparel

Deadline: March 20
Special Apparel Order Form

Download and complete this form and fax to 1-866-683-3159. Confirm your order at 516-223-2572.

Returning Academic Apparel

All rented academic apparel must be returned immediately following your diploma ceremony to the Commuter Lounge in the basement of McGinley Center.


Rental orders may be canceled and rental fee refunds requested, but the request must be received in writing at Herff Jones, Inc. by 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

If you do not order by the Friday, April 4 Deadline

Extra apparel will be available at the distribution sites above on a first come, first served basis only and regrettably cannot be guaranteed.

In particular, please be aware that Fordham maroon doctoral stock is limited. An $8 (cash only) late fee will be charged, and the rental fee must also be paid in cash only.

Diploma Frames and Announcements

Graduates can order diploma frames and announcements online at

For information, please call or email:

Graduation Invitations

Graduation invitations in packs of five are available in the GSE Dean's Office (Lowenstein Room 1121) for pick up from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, from April 7th until May 16th.

Please continue to check the Graduation 2014 webpage on the GSE website for updates, and contact the Dean's Office at 212-636-6406 with any questions.

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