Severe Weather Plan

Saturday, May 21 - University Commencement and Diploma Ceremonies

Because we do not have one indoor facility that is large enough to hold all of our graduates and guests, we will hold the University Commencement ceremony outside if at all possible.

Please be aware that if there is just a little rain or periodic showers, the ceremony will likely remain outside. Therefore, please plan ahead and carry an umbrella, wear sensible shoes, and bring a nice sense of humor.

Tickets are required if the ceremony moves indoors. Information regarding claiming tickets and ticket limits will be shared by the dean’s offices with graduates.

The decision regarding the severe weather plan will be made on the night of Friday, May 20. You may check Fordham's website at fordham.edu or call the University at 800-280-7669 for a recorded announcement.

If a decision is made to conduct all ceremonies indoors, graduates and their guests (with tickets) should report to the following severe weather locations:

Severe Weather Locations for May 21:

Fordham College at Rose Hill: Lombardi Fieldhouse
Gabelli School of Business (bachelor's candidates): Rose Hill Gymnasium
Fordham College at Lincoln Center: Martyrs' Lawn Tent
School of Professional and Continuing Studies: Fordham Prep Theatre
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: University Church
Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education: Keating First Auditorium
Gabelli School of Business (master's candidates): McGinley Center Ballroom
Graduate School of Education: McGinley Center Ballroom
Graduate School of Social Service: Keating Third Auditorium
School of Law: Keating Third Auditorium

The University Commencement ceremony address and honorary degree presentations will be videocast to the locations listed above. Following the University Commencement ceremony, graduates will remain at the locations above for their diploma ceremonies, with the exception of the Gabelli School of Business (master’s candidates), the Graduate School of Education, the Graduate School of Social Service, and the School of Law, whose school diploma ceremonies will take place on other days.

Monday, May 23 - School of Law Diploma Ceremony and Graduate School of Education Diploma Ceremony

We will hold the ceremonies on Monday, May 23 outside if at all possible. If there is just a little rain or periodic showers, the ceremony will remain outside. Therefore, please plan ahead and carry an umbrella, wear sensible shoes, and bring a nice sense of humor.

The decision regarding the severe weather plan will be made on the night of Sunday, May 22. You may check Fordham's website at fordham.edu or call the University at 800-280-7669 for a recorded announcement.

Tickets are required if the ceremony moves indoors. Information regarding claiming tickets and ticket limits will be shared by the dean’s offices with graduates.

If a decision is made to conduct the ceremony inside, guests (with tickets) should report to the Lombardi Fieldhouse

Tuesday, May 24 – Graduate School of Social Service Diploma Ceremony and Gabelli School of Business (Master's Candidates) Diploma Ceremony

We will hold the ceremonies on Tuesday, May 24 outside if at all possible. If there is just a little rain or periodic showers, the ceremony will remain outside. Therefore, please plan ahead and carry an umbrella, wear sensible shoes, and bring a nice sense of humor.

The decision regarding the severe weather plan will be made on the night of Monday, May 23. You may check Fordham's website at fordham.edu or call the University at 800-280-7669 for a recorded announcement.

Tickets are required if the ceremony moves indoors. Information regarding claiming tickets and ticket limits will be shared by the dean’s offices with graduates.

If a decision is made to conduct the ceremony inside, guests (with tickets) should report to the Lombardi Fieldhouse