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Rose Hill Summer Orientation

Summer New Student Orientation

*We are carefully monitoring changing circumstances in New York State and will provide updates about Summer Orientation Programs as soon as possible.  We currently plan to offer them in person on the scheduled dates, and will make content from the day available on the website to those who are unable to travel to New York City.  If we are not able to hold them in person, we will create virtual orientation experiences instead.  Updated details will be added when we have more information.

Summer Orientation Programs (SOPs) are helpful in informing you and your family about the adjustment to college life. They are optional, one-day programs for both students and their parents. The formal program includes an academic overview presentation, break-out sessions, campus tours, and Q&A sessions with students and administrators.

The 2020 SOPs dates are as follows:

  • Monday, June 29*
  • Monday, July 6
  • Monday, July 13

**Please note: Monday, June 29 will include additional specific programs for both Fordham College Rose Hill and Gabelli School of Business transfer students. As a transfer student, we encourage you to attend this date for your specific College of study, if your schedule allows. Also, this date will provide specific information and resources to our incoming commuter students. As a commuter student, we encourage you to attend this date, if your schedule allows.

Space is limited and registration is required. Registration will be made available at the end of May 2020.

In order to register for the Summer Orientation Programs, you need to request the number of tickets that you need in total. For example, if you have 4 people in total, including the new Fordham student, you should request 4 tickets for the event. There is no difference between student tickets vs. family tickets. They are all the same and should be requested at the same time in that lump sum 4 tickets.

Sample Summer Orientation Schedule
(subject to change)

All Attendees
10 - 10:30 a.m. Check-In
10:30 - 11 a.m. Welcome
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Academic Orientation Preview
Student Sessions
12 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 2 p.m. Q&A with Orientation Leaders
2 - 2:30 p.m. What's going on at Fordham?
2:30 - 3 p.m. Small Groups
Parent/Guardian Sessions
12 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. What to Expect in Your Student's First Year of College
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Q&A with University Administrators
All Attendees
3 - 4:10 p.m. Information Sessions
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks followed by optional Residence Hall and Commuter Hot Spot Tours