GSAS Diploma Ceremony

The 2023 University Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 20, at the Rose Hill Campus.

All graduates are welcome and encouraged to join the University Commencement ceremony. at 10 a.m. on Edwards Parade.

The GSAS Diploma Ceremony will be held on the University Church Lawn immediately following the Commencement (approximately 12:45 p.m.

The livestream for both ceremonies have concluded.

The GSAS Diploma Ceremony will not require tickets unless there is severe weather, in which you will receive 2 tickets for the GSAS Diploma Ceremony, to be held in the University Church.

The decision regarding the severe weather plan will be made on the night of Friday, May 19. You may check Fordham's website at or call the University at 800-280-7669 for a recorded announcement. You also have the option of providing a cell phone number during the ticket claim process. The system will send out texts if the ceremonies are moved indoors.

Tickets are ONLY required if the ceremony moves indoors. You may claim up to TWO (2) tickets to be used only in the event of severe weather conditions. Only guests with tickets will be permitted to attend the ceremony in the event of severe weather.

Please see your Final Commencement Survey Reminder email for instructions on how to claim your tickets.

Cap and Gown Pick-up Information

If you did not preorder your gown online, you may still attend the pick-up events and receive a cap and gown on a first-come, first-served basis. (Extras will not be available at the Westchester distributions.)

Rose Hill Campus
McShane Campus Center, Room 112

Thursday, May 18 4 – 7 p.m.
Friday, May 19 12 – 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 8 – 10 a.m.

Please note that Fordham requires all visitors to campus to be up to date, as defined by the CDC, on all vaccinations against COVID-19.

Diploma Ceremony Photographs

The best opportunities for individual photographs are at the Diploma Ceremony. There will also be a professional photographer at the Diploma Ceremony who will photograph the graduates. Students will receive proofs from the photographer and may order prints directly from the company.

Island Photography will take a photograph of each graduate in front of the GSAS banner on the altar. Doctoral graduates will also have a photograph taken when they are being hooded by their mentor. Island Photography has developed an online registration page to make it quick and convenient for family to view photos.  If you would like to receive a direct link to the photos, visit the Island Photography website to register. You may register several email addresses to allow all of your family and friends to receive a direct link to this event. Images will be posted within 72 hours of the ceremony.  All inquiries should be made to Island Photography at 800-869-0908. Purchase is optional.

Click here to register family and friends so they can receive direct links to your graduation photograph proofs.

For questions about the University Commencement and the GSAS Diploma Ceremony, please contact GSAS at [email protected] and [email protected].

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