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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

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Fordham’s Commencement is divided into two events: the University Commencement Ceremony and the school diploma ceremonies. All graduates are invited to attend the University Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 21. At this 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.

Please note that Fordham requires all visitors to campus (ages 5 and older) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. One booster shot is required for all guests who are eligible. Please review the COVID-19 vaccination policy for more information.

Fordham University continues to monitor CDC and New York State guidelines regarding COVID-19, which could impact Commencement 2022 events. Please continue to check this Commencement website for up-to-date information.

We invite you to look through the information located in the navigation at the top of this webpage to find more information about travel, hotels, severe weather, and much more.

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University Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 21, 2022

The main University Commencement ceremony will be held at the Rose Hill campus on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. During this ceremony, the deans of the University will present their graduates as a group and Father McShane will officially confer the degrees on our graduates. A guest speaker and honorary degree recipient will also address the Class of 2022. This year's Commencement speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III.

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Colleges and Schools 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.

Students Walking during Commencement Cermony

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Immediately following the University Commencement on May 21 (approximately 12:45 p.m.), the following school ceremonies will take place:

Fordham College at Rose Hill
Location: Edwards Parade
Severe Weather Location: Lombardi Fieldhouse
Call 718-817-4700 for more information

Gabelli School of Business (Bachelor's Candidates)
Location: Jack Coffey Field
Severe Weather Location: Rose Hill Gymnasium
Call 718-817-4100 (Rose Hill) or 212-636-7755 (Lincoln Center) for more information

Fordham College at Lincoln Center
Location: Walsh Family Library Lawn
Severe Weather Location: Martyrs' Lawn Tent
Call 212-636-6350 for more information

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Location: Fordham Prep Auditorium
Call 718-817-4600 (Rose Hill), 212-636-6372 (Lincoln Center), or 914-367-3303 (Westchester) for more information

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Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Location: University Church
Call 718-817-4400 for more information

Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education
Location: Keating First Auditorium
Call 718-817-4800 for more information.

The following schools will host their school ceremony at the Rose Hill campus on a different day:

Monday, May 23, 2022

School of Law
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Edwards Parade
Severe Weather Location: Lombardi Fieldhouse
Call 212-636-7155 for more information

Professors talking to people at Commencement

Graduate School of Education
Time:  3 p.m.
Location: Edwards Parade
Severe Weather Location: Lombardi Fieldhouse
Call 212-636-6406 (Lincoln Center) or 914-367-3230 (Westchester) for more information


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Graduate School of Social Service
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Edwards Parade
Severe Weather Location: Lombardi Fieldhouse
Call 212-636-6606 for more information

Gabelli School of Business (masters and doctoral candidates)
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Edwards Parade
Severe Weather Location: Lombardi Fieldhouse
Call 212-636-6150 for more information

Father McShane at Mass of the Holy Spirit

Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022

All students and guests are welcome to join the Fordham community at the 2022 Baccalaureate Mass at either Rose Hill or Lincoln Center.

The Lincoln Center Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20 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 20, in the Rose Hill Gymnasium on the Rose Hill campus. Music will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Rose Hill Baccalaureate Mass will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.

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Commencement Toolkit

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