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Parking and Transportation

Parking and Transportation

Commencement brings almost 15,000 people to the Rose Hill Campus which makes parking a major challenge.  Therefore, we strongly encourage the use of public transportation to Rose Hill on May 18, 2013.   We are fortunate to have the Metro North Harlem and New Haven trains literally at our doorstep.  For detailed schedule information, visit the Metro-North Railroad site at  In addition, the D subway line stops at Fordham Road and the Grand Concourse, a few blocks from the University. For local bus service, take the Bx 9, Bx 12, Bx 22 or Bx 61 to the University.

Limited first-come, first served Ram Van trips will be available from the Lincoln Center Campus to the Rose Hill Campus.  Vans will leave continuously in the morning from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the Lincoln Center Campus.  After 11 a.m., vans will depart every hour on the hour until 7 p.m.  Return van service back to the Lincoln Center Campus will leave continuously from the Rose Hill Campus from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  After 6 p.m., vans will depart from the Rose Hill Campus every hour on the hour until 8 p.m.  For more information, please call the Office of Intercampus Transportation at (718) 817-4346.

Limited parking will be available on the Rose Hill Campus for Thursday and Friday evenings' events, as well as on Commencement Day.  Parking will also be available free of charge at G&R Parking Garage (Fordham Plaza) on Commencement Day only.  For parking at Fordham Plaza, enter on 189th Street between Washington and Third Avenue (one block south of Fordham Road) and walk one block to the Rose Hill campus through the Third Avenue or Bathgate entrances.  Fordham College at Lincoln Center graduates and guests will find the Fordham Plaza  Garage is closer to their diploma ceremony than the campus parking garage.

Please note that on Commencement Day, cars will not be allowed to drive on the campus roadways or park in front of the residence halls to move students out until all diploma ceremonies have ended at approximately 4:00 p.m. Due to the large number of pedestrians on campus, we must close the campus to all but essential vehicles during all ceremonies.

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