Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Commencement brings almost 15,000 people to our Rose Hill Campus for this special day. While the campus is prepared and thrilled to welcome our graduates and their families, we want this experience to be positive for all. We encourage you to use public transportation if at all possible, and shuttle service to our Rose Hill Campus will be available from our Lincoln Center Campus at 60th Street and Columbus Ave in Manhattan. Fortunately, there are many options to consider in travelling to Rose Hill Campus for Commencement.
The Metropolitan Transportation Agency has several options. You can take the Metro North, subway or bus. By taking the Harlem Line of the Metro North to the Fordham Road station, you will be steps from the Walsh Family Library entrance. You can take the D or 4 Train Subway to the Fordham Road stop and then take the Bx12 bus six blocks. The bus will drop you off right next to campus. Information can be found at http://www.mta.info/.
Ram Van Service
Saturday *all Ram Van service on the day of University Commencement is complimentary*
Vans will leave continuously from the Lincoln Center Campus (60th St and Columbus Ave in Manhattan) from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM. At 11:00 AM, vans will depart every hour on the hour until 11:00PM. Return van service back to the Lincoln Center Campus will leave continuously from 2:00 PM until 5:30 PM. After 5:30pm, vans will depart from the Rose Hill Campus every hour on the hour with a final van departing at 10:00 PM.
The first van will leave Rose Hill at 8am. The first van will leave Lincoln Center at 9am. After those times, vans will depart each campus every hour on the hour. The last van departing both campuses will be at 10pm.
Fordham Plaza Parking
Free parking is available at the Fordham Plaza Parking Garage (189th Street and Washington Avenue). There will not be shuttle service to the Rose Hill Campus, as it is only one short block away from the Bathgate Avenue entrance. For more information on parking please click here, or contact the Security Office.
Physically challenged attendees should be dropped at our main entrance on Southern Boulevard or at our Bathgate entrance on 191st and Bathgate Ave. We will drive handicapped people to the Commencement ceremony on golf carts. Private vehicles that drop off handicapped/physically challenged must then proceed to one of the parking lots as directed by Security officials. If a handicapped person is driving alone, please contact the Security Office at 718-817-4075.
After the Ceremonies
At the end of the Diploma Ceremonies, resident students and their families prepare to move out of their dorms. This process cannot start on campus until 4:00 PM. Students can move from Walsh Hall anytime onto East 191st Street, but cannot have any vehicles on campus until 4:00 PM. There is no move out ability on campus before Commencement by vehicle. Unfortunately, Ram Vans will be unavailable to move students out of their dorm. The campus roadways will only be able to accomodate essential vehicles, i.e. golf carts, ambulances, Security, or facility cars due to the large quantity of pedestrians that day.
Can't find something that fits your schedule? Please click here for Alternate New York Area Transportation.