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GRE Commencement

2021 Commencement

Fordham University’s 2021 commencement will take place on May 22, 2021 from 10:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and will be entirely virtual.

All students and their supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend. For complete information about commencement, please carefully review the information below. For information about graduation clearance, please visit GRE's academic bulletin.

Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m (ET): University Commencement

The main University Commencement ceremony will be videocast on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. ET on this web page. All graduates are encouraged to watch this ceremony with their families. During this ceremony, the deans of the University will present their graduates as a group and Father McShane will officially confer all of the degrees on our graduates. A guest speaker and honorary degree recipient will also address the Class of 2021. The speaker will be announced in the coming weeks.

11:00 a.m (ET): GRE Diploma Ceremony

Immediately after the University commencement ceremony,  GRE will begin streaming our ceremony. During the ceremony, students will be recognized individually with their name aloud. Specific information for how to access the GRE diploma ceremony stream will be posted on this page by May 1, 2021.

Cap and Gown Rental

Although commencement is not interactive this year, graduates may wish to rent or purchase a cap and gown for their own photographs.
Cap and gown rental/purchase may be made by going to  
Please note: The deadline for ordering caps and gowns is April 16.

Additional Questions

If you have any remaining questions, please email Ayushma Thapa at or call 718-817-4800. Congratulations, we look forward to celebrating your academic achievement with you soon.


Contact GRE

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Keating Hall 303
Bronx, NY 10458

Tel: 718-817-4800