Fordham held a videocast of the 175th University Commencement ceremony on May 16. The University will hold in-person University Commencement and diploma ceremonies once it is safe to do so.
Though the coronavirus pandemic made it necessary to postpone the traditional pomp and circumstance, Fordham’s video webcast of the 175th Commencement recognized more than 5,500 graduates, many of whom celebrated in their own homes while tuning in. The University plans to hold an in-person Commencement on campus when public health officials and the governor deem it safe to do so.
Each school or college has their own recognition page. These pages list all of the graduates from each school or college and include a message from the dean. Each graduate in the Class of 2020 was also given the opportunity to provide a photo and personal message to appear on the recognition page.
Members of the community joined together virtually in prayer and celebration during the videocast of the Baccalaureate Mass! The Mass is available on-demand.
The Mass included a special homily by and honorary degree presentation to Father James Martin, S.J. Father Martin is editor-at-large of America magazine and is a New York Times best-selling author of several books, including The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Building a Bridge.
You did it! Four years of hard work and hard play sprinkled throughout. This graduation certainly looks different, but it is your class that will change the world. Keep your head up, Class of 2020, your ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ moment is coming!
Kathryn Mandalakis, FCRH’19, GSAS ‘21
Congrats Class of 2020! You earned this. Treasure your memories & stay connected to your Rams!
Lori Romano, Gabelli ’91
The Office of Alumni Relations collected messages of support from students, faculty, staff, families, and guests, for the Class of 2020.