GSAS New Student Orientation

Keating Hall overlooking Edward's Parade

Welcome to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Fordham University! We are excited to have you join our incoming class of graduate students for fall 2022 and look forward to supporting you throughout your time here.

We have designed a New Student Orientation with a schedule of events that will deliver essential information to new graduate students through in-person and digital asynchronous components. The in-person event sessions will occur at both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses, and the learning platform Blackboard will host the asynchronous portion with information for you to reference at any time. 

Please register to attend one of our new student orientation sessions. The session at Lincoln Center is convenient for students whose programs are primarily housed in the Lincoln Center campus (Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Health Administration), and students who work full-time and/or are unable to attend a session at Rose Hill.

Note: Orientation is exclusively for new, incoming students (due to space limitations, we are unable to accommodate family, partners, children, etc.).

At new student orientation, staff members and fellow students from several Arts and Sciences programs will introduce you to resources, programs and services that will help you make the most of your Fordham experience.

In-person orientation events

Rose Hill Campus: *If attending at Rose Hill, please select the morning OR afternoon session.*

Registration is required for all sessions. Please check your email for details regarding registration.

Friday, August 26, 2022 | Rose Hill Campus 
Morning session | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or Afternoon session | 2 - 5 p.m.
ALL new GSAS students are invited to attend one of Rose Hill's comprehensive orientation sessions and a Welcome Lunch and Campus Tours from 12 - 2 pm on Friday, August 26, 2022.

You will receive information about many offices that support student life at the university, including the GSAS Office for Student Professional Development, the Graduate Student Council, Career Services, Fordham Libraries, Counseling and Psychological Services, and more. You will also have an opportunity to mingle with faculty members and to meet peers in your program cohorts.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | Lincoln Center Campus | 5 – 8 p.m.
During Tuesday’s session, you will receive an introduction to GSAS staff, an overview of GSAS resources, and an opportunity to learn more about several student-facing support services at the University.

Finally, we encourage you to visit our New Admitted Students web page, a centralized hub of information just for new GSAS students. There you will find information on everything from housing options to course registration to community resources. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our student community! Please direct questions to Chelsea Smith, Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development, at

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

To ensure the health and safety of the community, the university requires all students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by the start of the fall 2022 semester.

Students must upload their vaccine records by August 1. Students living in university housing must be vaccinated by the start of the second summer session.

How to submit your vaccine record:

  1. Have your health care provider complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Record. OR
  2. Upload your vaccine records to the Student Health portal found in the My Apps tab on

Please visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement page for more details.