Preparing for Graduation

Cap and Gown Orders and Distribution

Cap and Gown distribution will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Bateman Room on the second floor of the Law School. 

Ticket and Invitation Distribution

Each graduate will three (3) tickets to the Diploma Ceremony. On the day you pick up your tickets, you will be able to sign up for a raffle to receive an additional ticket. There will also be limited overflow seating in the Moot Court Room located in the Law School. The complete Diploma Ceremony will be lived streamed to this venue. A sign-up sheet for tickets for this venue will be available when you pick up your graduation tickets.

You may pick up your tickets and invitations on the dates listed at the end of this section. In addition, you will receive an email detailing the exact times when invitations and tickets will be distributed. Please note: You will be required to complete exit questionnaires before receiving your invitations and tickets.

Your tickets should be placed in a secure place since lost tickets are not replaceable. The sale or purchase of tickets to the Law School’s Diploma Ceremony is a violation of the Law School’s ethical standards and is prohibited. Furthermore, the sale of law school graduation tickets falls outside the scope of the agreement signed between Madison Square Garden, LLC and Fordham University and is likewise prohibited by law.

If you do not need all your tickets to the Diploma Ceremony, you are urged to give them to a fellow classmate or return your extras to the Office of Student Affairs, so that they can be provided to students in need of extra tickets.

Ticket and Invitation Distribution Dates:

Monday, February 29, 2016

 (Room 4-101) 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

(Room 4-101) 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

(Room 4-101)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

(Room 4-101)

Friday, March 4, 2016

(Room 4-101) 

Bar Examinations

Graduates are reminded that they are responsible for meeting the registration and exam deadlines and other requirements for the particular Bar for which they are seeking admissions.

Contact Cynthia Juco, Senior Counselor in the Office of Student Affairs, if you have questions about the New York State Bar Examination.

Graduate Employment Survey

Graduates are required to complete the Graduate Employment Survey in order to receive your graduation tickets. The survey form contains an instruction sheet to assist you in completing the survey.

Completing the survey prior to your arrival to pick up your tickets will help speed you through the ticket pick-up process. A representative of the CPC will be at the Graduate Ticket Distribution for you to give your completed survey.

Please note: individual information reported on the survey will be kept confidential and will be used solely to compile aggregate data that the CPC and Fordham Law are obliged to collect.

Disability Accommodations

If you or any of your guests has a special need relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please complete the Disability Accommodations for Graduation Form.

Please note: The Law School does not provide wheelchairs. Individuals are responsible for bringing their own. All guests must have a ticket to attend the ceremony. Abel P. Móntez, Director of Student Affairs, will contact those individuals submitting such requests with special instructions for the day of the ceremony.

Office of Student Affairs

Fordham University School of Law
Office of Student Affairs
150 West 62nd Street
Fourth Floor, Suite 4-101
New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-7155

Fax: 212-636-7167