Saturday, May 16, 2020
Rose Hill Campus | Edwards Parade
All graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend Fordham University's annual commencement. For complete information about commencement, please carefully review the information below. For information about graduation clearance, please visit GRE's academic bulletin.
On commencement day, graduates are encouraged to arrive on campus no later than 8 a.m. in order to give themselves time to prepare to line up and march onto Edwards Parade at 10 a.m. The full University ceremony takes place out-of-doors on the lawn directly west of Keating Hall (Edwards Parade).
There is plenty of seating available for guests, but shade can be limited. The day can become quite warm, so all are cautioned to dress for the day's weather. For those more comfortable indoors, a broadcast of the festivities is available in Keating First Auditorium.
In the event of rain, the University has a contingency plan, which will be available at that time. Generally, GRE graduates are instructed to gather directly at Keating First Auditorium.
GRE Diploma Ceremony
Immediately after the commencement ceremony, the GRE hosts a diploma ceremony in Keating Hall's 1st-floor auditorium. This is a brief presentation, offering our graduates a chance to gather and both celebrate their achievements and receive their diplomas.
Cap and Gown
Cap and Gown rental/purchase may be made by going to www.herffjones.com/college/fordham. Rental order information is usually available in Mid-March.