graduates clapping and celebrating while sitting in their seats on Edwards Parade at Fordham's Rose Hill campus.

2024 Graduate School of Social Service Diploma Ceremony

Tuesday, May 21 |  10 a.m. ET  |  Edwards Parade

Rose Hill Campus | 441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx NY 10458
Severe Weather Location: Lombardi Fieldhouse
Call 212-636-6606 for more information

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Important Ceremony Information!

Necessities: Your graduation cap and gown, and your Fordham ID. If you are not robed in graduation attire, you cannot march in the procession or participate in the graduation ceremony. 

Time: Students are encouraged to arrive at the Rose Hill campus at 8:00 a.m. at Keating Hall. Students will sign in and begin lining up for the processional on the side of Keating Hall at 9:00 am. Faculty marshals and student volunteers will be available to direct you.

Ph.D. Graduates, Faculty, Speakers, and Honored Guests: Ph.D. graduates, faculty, speakers, and honored guests are encouraged to arrive at the Rose Hill campus at 8:30 am at Keating Hall Rotunda.

Please note that all physical diplomas will be mailed to graduates after degrees have been conferred. All May 2024 e-diplomas will be emailed following the graduation ceremony.

Cap and Gown Information:

GSS Caps and Gowns that are purchased but not picked up in advance will be available between 8 am and the start of the ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, in the McShane Campus Center, 1st Floor Multipurpose Room at the Rose Hill campus.

For more information, please visit the University Commencement cap and gown webpage.


If the ceremony is outside, tickets are not required for your guests. However, tickets are 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 through Marching Order. Only guests with tickets will be permitted to attend the ceremony in the event of severe weather.

Claim your tickets here.


University 2024 Commencement
Saturday, May 18 | 10 a.m. ET | Edwards Parade
Learn more about University Commencement scheduling