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Members of the University community should respond to the daily VitalCheck prompt at least 30 minutes prior to entering campus.


Students attending the FCLC Orientation

Academic Orientation

Group shot of all the students at First-Year Orientation

Before the start of classes, first-year students participate in an academic orientation program that eases their transition to college study. These important programs are an opportunity to:

  • Meet the faculty, advisers, and deans who will help you achieve your college goals
  • Learn about important academic policies, programs, and requirements
  • Get an overview of the curriculum and course requirements
  • Attend the Common Reading orientation event and lecture
  • Discuss the Common Reading with your faculty adviser and other students
  • Be Introduced to Fordham traditions, such as the Alma Mater
  • Participate in First Year Convocation

New Student Orientation

The Office of Student Leadership and Community Development hosts a variety of student orientation programs to welcome the entering class. These events include:

Feel free to take advantage of the parking facilities at Lincoln Center if you decide to bring your car.