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University Statement | Commencement

Dear Members of the Fordham Family:

I would like to thank you for your good cheer and resilience in the face of today’s unexpected move of the Commencement ceremonies indoors.

I was heartened to see that your spirits were undampened by the deluge, and that we were able to celebrate the milestone of your graduates’ commencement with the delight and reverence they deserved.

You came together today—as a family does—with patience, grace, and deep affection for the graduates and the University. I am deeply honored to have presided over such a joyful and momentous day.

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers today, and every day.

Joseph M. McShane, S.J.

The University Commencement at the Rose Hill Campus

Keating Hall in Spring

The 2018 University Commencement was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018. View commencement coverage including stories, video, and pictures.

School and College Diploma Ceremonies at the Rose Hill Campus

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Immediately following the University Commencement, diplomas will be awarded at school and college diploma ceremonies to graduates of the following colleges and schools by their deans:

  • Fordham College at Rose Hill
  • Fordham College at Lincoln Center
  • Gabelli School of Business (bachelor's candidates)
  • Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Education
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The School of Law Diploma Ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. The student procession will begin at 10 a.m.
The Gabelli School of Business Diploma Ceremony (master's candidates) will begin at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Graduate School of Social Service Diploma Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.

Additional details for all ceremonies will be posted soon.