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Commencement Schedule

Commencement Schedule

Assembly of Graduates

All graduates should arrive at the Keating/Spellman/O’Hare Halls area on the Rose Hill Campus no later than 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 with your cap, gown and hood. Signs will direct you to the location for your specific school. Each school will have faculty marshals who will be there to assist you in lining up for the procession. At approximately 9:45 a.m., the procession will begin to move to the entrance of Edwards Parade. The academic procession will begin at 10 a.m. at the sound of the Victory Bell. Faculty marshals will direct you to your seats. 

Broadcast of University Commencement Ceremony

The main ceremony will be broadcast over radio station WFUV–FM (90.7 on the dial), or on cable channel 10 on the Rose Hill campus. The main ceremony will be videocast live (regardless of the weather) on Saturday, May 18 in O'Keefe Commons of O'Hare Residence Hall, which is air–conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Seating in O'Keefe Commons will be on a first come, first served basis. The main ceremony will also be webcast live at

Friday, 17 May 
5:00 p.m.

6 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass at Lincoln Center at Church of St. Paul the Apostle
(corner of 60th Street and Columbus Ave.)

Baccalaureate Mass in the Rose Hill Gymnasium
Saturday, 18 May 
9:30 a.m. Assembly of Degree Candidates
outside Keating, O'Hare, and Tierney Halls as per signs
(led by Fordham College at Rose Hill)
9:55 a.m. Victory Bell Rings
10 a.m. Commencement Ceremony begins on Edwards Parade
12:15 p.m.
Commencement Ceremony ends
12:30 p.m.
Distribution of Diplomas:
Fordham College at Rose Hill – Edwards Parade
Gabelli School of Business  – Martyrs' Court Lawn Tent
Fordham College at Lincoln Center– Walsh Family Library Lawn
Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies– McGinley Center Student Lounge
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences – University Church
Graduate School of Education – Jack Coffey Field
Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education – Keating First Lecture Hall
Reception only:
School of Law- Faculty Lounge, McGinley Center
Sunday, 19 May
11:00 a.m.
(procession of graduates
at 10:30 a.m.)

  6:30 p.m.
School of Law
Radio City Music Hall 
1260 6th Avenue 
(Between W. 50th and W. 51st St.)
New York, NY 10020
(Tickets are required)

Graduate School of Business Administration 
Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
(Columbus Avenue at 64th Street)
New York, NY 10023
(Tickets are required)
Monday, 20 May
4:00 p.m.

Graduate School of Social Service
Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
(Columbus Avenue at 64th Street)
New York, NY 10023
(Tickets are required)

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