Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

All graduates are invited to attend the University Commencement
Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.
Edwards Parade
Rose Hill Campus

Schedule at a Glance

Fordham’s Commencement includes two events: the University Commencement Ceremony and the school diploma ceremonies.

At the University Commencement Ceremony, degrees are officially conferred by the president and students are recognized as a group by their dean. Following the University Commencement Ceremony, individual college and school ceremonies take place. These ceremonies are where students are individually announced and receive a ceremonial scroll from the dean. Please see below for additional details by school.

We also invite you to explore the Commencement section of the website to learn about all the events and ceremonies honoring the Class of 2024, resources to help you plan your visit, and much more.

Crowd assembling on Edward's Parade for Commencement

Our Speaker

Joseph Kennedy III

Joseph Patrick Kennedy III, the U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs, former congressman, and a career public servant, will address graduates at Fordham’s 179th Commencement on May 18 at the Rose Hill campus. Kennedy will receive an honorary doctorate of laws at the ceremony.

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Saturday, May 18

University Commencement Ceremony

The main University Commencement ceremony will be held at the Rose Hill campus on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. During this ceremony, the deans of the University will present their graduates as a group and President Tetlow will officially confer the degrees on our graduates. A guest speaker and honorary degree recipient will also address the Class of 2024.

College and School Diploma Ceremonies

Each college and school will host a diploma ceremony in which their graduates will be individually recognized. All ceremonies will be held at the Rose Hill campus and will be livestreamed on this website.

Saturday, May 18

At the conclusion of the University Commencement (approximately 12:45 p.m.), the following colleges and schools will host their diploma ceremonies on campus:

Monday, May 20

2 male grads at Commencement 2022

Tuesday, May 21

Female graduate walking away from stage, smiling

Friday, May 17

Baccalaureate Masses for the Class of 2024

Speaker at Commencement Baccalaureate mass

All students and guests are welcome to join the Fordham community at the 2024 Baccalaureate Masses at either Rose Hill or Lincoln Center.

The Lincoln Center Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, directly across the street from our Lincoln Center campus.

The Rose Hill Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Rose Hill Gymnasium on the Rose Hill campus. Music will begin at 5:30 p.m.