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Commencement for the Class of 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

Videocast of the University Commencement Ceremony

May 22, 2021
The main University Commencement ceremony was videocasted on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. ET. All graduates are encouraged to watch this ceremony with their families. During the ceremony, the deans of the University presented their graduates as a group, and Father McShane officially conferred all of the degrees on our graduates. The ceremony featured remarks from the 2021 Commencement speaker Admiral Michelle Howard.

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Colleges and Schools Ceremonies

Commencement with Flower Garden.

Each college and school hosted a ceremony in which their graduates were individually recognized. The dean's offices at each college and school announced plans to their graduates. Information has been added to the following pages by college or school:

Student Recognition Page

All students were individually recognized on our student recognition page. Each graduate in the Class of 2021 had an opportunity to provide a photo and personal message to appear on the recognition page.

View the Class of 2021 Recognition Page View the Diploma Ceremony Photos

Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2021

Members of the community joined together in prayer and celebration during the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, May 15. The Mass is available on-demand.

View the Baccalaureate Mass On-Demand View the Commencement and Diploma Ceremonies FAQs

Fordham Commencement Lawn Sign with Proud Graduate in Blue and Fordham Class of 2021 in Red.Commencement Toolkit

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Commencement Social Wall

Follow the Commencement action on social media using the hashtag #Fordham2021 or leave a message on our social wall for the Class of 2021.

Graduated Student Holding Child and Waving.

Father McShane at Podium Speaking Front Angle.

Students Walking After Receiving Diplomas.

Student Giving Thumbs Up.