Graduate Diploma Ceremony Procession

Graduate Diploma Ceremony, Related Events, and Awards

You’re graduating! Congratulations! What an exciting time for you and for those you love. Staying on top of the details for Fordham University’s Commencement and for the Gabelli School’s Graduate Diploma Ceremony will ensure that your special day is enjoyable for everyone. Mark your calendar, bookmark this page, and keep an eye out for emails related to your graduation and related events.

Gabelli School Of Business Graduate Diploma Ceremony

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Time: 4:00 p.m. – Please arrive by no later than 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. for the check-in and lineup. We are expecting large crowds. (If you do not have a cap, gown, and hood, you will not be able to participate in the ceremony)

What Happens at this Ceremony: Master’s and doctoral degree candidates walk and individually receive their ceremonial diploma scroll from Dean Lerzan Aksoy during this ceremony. Doctoral students will be hooded by their advisors.

Ceremony Location:  Edwards Parade (in front of Keating Hall), Fordham University Rose Hill Campus, Bronx NY. Check-in will occur on the side of Keating Hall nearest to MulCahy Hall. Volunteers will then be available to get you lined up by degree program.

See the Severe Weather Plan for locations in case of extreme weather conditions. This does not mean light rain. (Only 2 guest tickets will be distributed if ceremony moves indoors.)

Click HERE for plan information including: general information and arrival times, ordering and pickup of cap and gown information, travel information, hotel information and the severe weather plan.

Cap and Gown Pick Up Information

If you have not picked up your cap and gown as of yet, below are listed the last opportunities to do so. We strongly advise you NOT to WAIT until the day of either the Commencement Ceremony or the Graduate Diploma Ceremony to pick up your cap and gown.

Rose Hill Late Distribution:
Room 112 McShane Campus Center
Thursday, May 16  |  4 - 7 p.m.
Friday, May 17 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 | 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Gabelli Caps and Gowns not picked up in advance will be available between 8 a.m. and the start of the ceremony on Tuesday, May 21 in the McShane Campus Center, 1st Floor Multipurpose Room at the Rose Hill campus.