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 2023 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 virtual sessions.

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.

Orientation Events

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

International Students Virtual Orientation
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | 12 – 2 p.m.

Rose Hill Campus
Keating Hall, 3rd Floor Auditoriam
Friday, August 25, 2023 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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.

Virtual Orientation
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 | 5 – 7 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 Garrett Marino, Director of Admissions, at [email protected].

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of May 15, 2023, Fordham no longer requires members of the University community or visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Please visit the Health Services page for more details.