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Rose Hill Opening Day Schedule

Family Schedule

August 29th 2021

  • 7:30am - 3:30pm Resident Student Registration and Move-in:
    • Location: Assigned Residence Halls
    • Resident students move into Residence Halls based on their assigned times in the move-in email from Residential Life. If you have any questions, please call or email the Office of Residential Life.
    • Phone Number:718-817-3080 | Email:
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm Information Table:
    • Location: Outside the Rose Hill Gymnasium
    • Have a question? Feel free to visit our Information Table located outside the Rose Hill Gymnasium and one of our Orientation Leaders will be happy to assist you.
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Coffee and Conversation (Optional)
    • Location: O’Hare Lawn
    • Meet outside O’Hare Hall and strike up a conversation with numerous members of Fordham's administration and staff while enjoying light refreshments on the lawn.
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Enrollment Group (Optional)
    • Location: Thebaud Modular Offices
    • Have any questions for Fordham Financial Services? During this time, head over to Thebaud Hall to have members of Fordham's Financial Services answer all of your questions.
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Student Services Resource Fair (Optional)
    • Location: O’Hare Lawn
    • A variety of members from offices and services at Fordham will be available to answer questions during this time on the lawn outside of O’Hare Hall.
  • 12:00pm - 3:30pm Commuter Student Registration & Commuter Hub
    • Location: O’Hare Lawn
    • Come enjoy some refreshments, music, and fun activities with your fellow commuting students while also receiving your Fordham IDs and essential Orientation information.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Afternoon Social with the Fordham Community (Optional)
    • Location: O’Hare Lawn
    • Take a break and meet Fordham’s staff and faculty on O’Hare Lawn while enjoying light snacks and refreshments.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Student Athlete Information Session (Optional)
    • Location: Keating 3rd Floor Auditorium
    • This session, for freshman varsity athletes and their parents, will provide insight into the Fordham student athlete experience.
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Hughes Hall Meet-and-Greet with Tours (Optional)
    • Location: Hughes Hall
    • Students and families can get to know the Gabelli School of Business administrators and faculty, as well as take a tour of the state-of-the-art-building that houses the Gabelli School of Business.
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Multicultural Reception (Optional)
    • Location: Bepler Commons
    • Come to this session and enjoy light refreshments and meet Fordham's Office of Multicultural Affairs and other staff from around the University to learn about the diverse campus that Fordham has to offer.
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Fordham Families 101 (Optional)
    • Location: Rose Hill Gymnasium
    • Join us for advice on a successful transition and safety on and around campus.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm President’s Address (Optional)
    • Location: Rose Hill Gymnasium
    • The traditional welcome for new students and families from Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University.
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm New Student Welcome Mass (Optional)
    • Location: University Church Lawn
    • Families are welcomed into the Fordham community with a liturgy celebrated by the Rev. Joseph M. McShane, SJ., President of Fordham University.
  • 6:15pm - 6:30pm Farewell to Families
    • Location: Fordham University
    • We respectfully ask families to depart at this time so that students can attend small group meetings and officially begin their New Student Orientation experience.


The complete and up to date schedule for New Student Orientation is available on the Orientation App.