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Individually-Hosted Off-Campus Employer Receptions

Each year many employers choose to host their own individual receptions at area restaurants off campus.  During the Fall 2020 semester, we anticipate that employers will instead choose to host virtual receptions/events for students.

CPC Calendar of Possible Dates

The CPC has set up a calendar of potential dates over a period of 6 weeks for off-campus events/receptions to avoid possible conflicts and to maximize student attendance at these events. On certain dates, there are two time slots available (lunchtime and evening); on other dates, only one time slot is available. Details for each date are listed in the section "Dates and Times During the Fall 2020 Semester".

Off-Campus Reception Times

Please note that at Fordham Law School there are no classes scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm, or on Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 6:20 pm (commonly referred to as “open window periods”), except WednesdayFebruary 19, which will follow a Monday schedule of classes. Scheduling an event during an “open window” period minimizes -- but does not entirely eliminate -- the chance that class conflicts will make it impossible for students to attend an event. Therefore, the table of dates below includes lunchtime timeslots only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Keep in mind, however, given that there are only three “open window” periods per week, it is common for other school organizations and departments to schedule programs/events during these “open window” periods. Therefore, there may be other activities competing for student attendance, even during open window periods.


The CPC will conduct a lottery of interested employers to determine which employers will host individual events on each of the available dates. Employers interested in participating in this lottery should send an email to the Career Planning Center at by 1:00 pm on Monday, September 28, 2020, indicating their choices of reception dates from among those on the list below.

Dates and times during the Spring 2020 Semester

Tuesday, October 13 (lunchtime or evening)

Wednesday, October 14 (evening only)

Thursday, October 15 (evening only)

Friday, October 16 (evening only)

Monday, October 19 (evening only)

Tuesday, October 20 (lunchtime or evening)

Wednesday, October 21 (evening only)

Thursday, October 22 (evening only)

Monday, October 26 (evening only)

Tuesday, October 27 (evening only)

Wednesday, October 28 (evening only)

Thursday, October 29 (lunchtime or evening)

Friday, October 30 (evening only)

Monday, November 2 (evening only)

Wednesday, November 4 (evening only)

Thursday, November 5 (evening only)

Friday, November 6 (evening only)

Monday, November 9 (evening only)

Tuesday, November 10 (lunchtime or evening)

Wednesday, November 11 (evening only)

Thursday, November 12 (lunchtime or evening)

Monday, November 16 (evening only)

Tuesday, November 17 (lunchtime or evening)

Wednesday, November 18 (evening only)

Thursday, November 19 (lunchtime or evening)

Friday, November 20 (evening only)

In order to avoid possible conflicts, we ask that each employer provide as many choices as possible, with a minimum of five choices ranked in order of preference, and indicate for each date whether a lunchtime reception or an evening reception is desired (depending, of course, on the availability of time slots on the chosen dates as set forth in the list above). 

All employers will receive an email by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, informing them which reception date and time slot they were assigned.

Marketing Your Off-Campus Event

There are two methods available for marketing your event to students: 

  • Post your Program/Reception under the Events Tab in Symplicity.  Students are accustomed to using Symplicity as a resource for all aspects of their job-search needs, including employer events. 
    • We recommend that you post your event in Symplicity ASAP, so that it receives the greatest possible attention from the students.  
    • When you post the event in Symplicity, make sure to provide the students with a method to RSVP directly to your organization; that is the best way to ensure that you are up to date on both RSVPs and any potential cancellations.   
    • Please contact the CPC if you have any questions about how to post your event in Symplicity
  • Invite students via email by requesting a copy of the opt-in mailing lists available for each class.