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 2024 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.

Location Date Time
Rose Hill Orientation
Friday, August 23

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
International Student Orientation Monday, August 26 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Virtual Orientation Tuesday, August 27 5 - 7 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.

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 Admitted Student Portal 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].