Join the GSAS Community

Students walking on rose hill campus

  1. Attend New Student Orientation 
  2. Request Student ID Card
  3. Graduate Housing
  4. Connect with Graduate Student Council
  5. Join the Veteran Community
  6. Student Support and Professional Development at GSAS
Date to complete Orientation and Community
Upon receiving invitation via email

1. Attend New Student Orientation

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ALL new GSAS students are invited to attend this comprehensive orientation session. We highly recommend that you attend to receive information on many offices that support student life at the university. You will also have an opportunity to mingle with university representatives and peers in your program cohorts.

A formal invitation, including a full program schedule, location and a registration link, is forthcoming via email.

Fall 2024 Semester

Location Date Time
Rose Hill Orientation
August 23
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
International Student Orientation
August 26
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Virtual Orientation Tuesday
August 27
5 - 7 p.m.

We look forward to welcoming you into our student community! Please direct questions to [email protected].

As soon as possible

2. Request Student ID Card

Fordham students have the option of obtaining either a Physical ID card or the Electronic ID (you can have only one of these ID types).

Begin by uploading a digital image of a wallet sized photo to the Photo ID Services channel, located on the New Student Tab via your Portal at  There you will be asked to choose your preference of either the Physical ID card or Electronic ID.

For full instructions, visit the Electronic ID page.

Your ID will not be generated without a photograph, which will also delay access to entering campus, the library and other University resources.

If you need further assistance, kindly contact IT Service Desk at 718-817-3999 or email [email protected].

As soon as possible

3. Graduate Housing

While the Office of Residential Life offers some graduate housing in University-operated apartments, the majority of Fordham graduate students and faculty live off-campus in non-university housing.  

If you are new to NY, there is an endless list of lovely neighborhoods to choose from within the tri-state area. Consider living in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Connecticut, Long Island and New Jersey. Both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses are easily accessible by Metro North trains, subway lines, the Path train, Long Island Railroad, and major highways, bridges and tunnels.

Additional Resources: 

As soon as possible

4. Connect with Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is a student government organization with two primary objectives. First, the GSC acts as a liaison between the student body and the GSAS administration. In keeping with the Jesuit notion of cura personalis, the GSC is here to advocate on your behalf in terms of both academic and non-academic concerns. Please visit our Graduate Student Council website for more information.

As soon as possible

5. Join the Veteran Community

Fordham University is extremely proud of its active military, veteran, and dependent community for all students who have served our country. You are invited to connect with the Veteran Center and the Student Veterans of America at Fordham to join our military community and learn about the valuable resources available and upcoming events.  

Follow the SVAF on Facebook and Instagram. Fordham has been ranked as a top Military-Friendly Yellow Ribbon University by Military Times for five consecutive years.    

You are invited to connect with the  Veteran Center and the  Student Veterans of America at Fordham to join our military community and learn about the valuable resources available and upcoming events.  

Follow the SVAF on Facebook and Instagram.

As soon as possible

6. Student Support and Professional Development at GSAS

GSAS is committed to enhancing the experience of graduate students across the arts and sciences through community building, supporting graduate student mental health and well-being, developing a culture of mentorship, and connecting students with professional development programs. As a GSAS student, you are encouraged to invest in career preparation through involvement with the GSAS Futures and Preparing Future Faculty programs.

Contact [email protected] for additional information.