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Fall New Student Orientation at Lincoln Center

The New Student Orientation Team is excited to welcome the newest class of Rams to Fordham College at Lincoln Center!

New Student Orientation is mandatory and will take place in-person from Sunday, August 29 - Tuesday, August 31. Please see below for the schedule for Sunday, August 29th, as well as the start and end times for August 30th and 31.

Though we are closely monitoring circumstances related to the ongoing health emergency across the country, we are very excited to welcome parents and family members to campus for Opening and Move-In on Sunday, August 29, to various family orientation events during that day, and to help resident students with move in. All guests must be vaccinated and must bring documentation of vaccination to the campus on the scheduled move-in day/Opening Day.

Fordham Orientation App

Before you arrive, please be sure to download the Fordham Orientation App from the App Store or Google Play to access the Fall Orientation schedule. Here you will find a map with directions on how to get around campus and the Fall Orientation schedule. Please refer to the steps below for downloading the app:

  1. Download the Fordham Orientation App from the App Store
  2. Once downloaded, click Find Guides on the bottom right corner of your screen. 
  3. Type “2021 Fordham Lincoln Center Fall Orientation Program” in the search bar.
  4. Click “Get.” 
  5. Click “Download Guide.”
  6. You should now have access to both the Fall Orientation schedule and maps of campus.

You may also access the Guide from a web browser: Guidebook link.


Covid-19 Protocol

Vaccine Cards will be checked by Public Safety at the entrance of campus.  Please be sure to bring your documentation with you to campus. All students and families must be fully vaccinated to be admitted to campus. Each student is allowed up to three guests to join them.  

As per university COVID-19 protocol, all individuals from the campus community and guests must wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be properly worn and completely cover the nose and mouth. This is to ensure the safety of our campus community with the rise of the Delta variant.

Sunday, August 29

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Enrollment Services Open House
Financial Services & Admissions
(LL 2nd Floor Lounge)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Multicultural Reception 
(LS Schmeltzer Dining)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Open House & Service Fair
Student Services Fair (LL Outdoor Plaza) 
Library Open House (Quinn Library)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Check-In for Resident Students who participated in Global Transition or Urban Plunge (LL Indoor Plaza) 

Commuter Check-In for First-Year and Transfer Students (LL Outdoor Plaza)

  • Last Names A-K, please arrive at 11:00 a.m.
  • Last Names L-Z, please arrive at 11:45 a.m.
  • Enter at the Fordham University Entrance located at 113 W. 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
President’s and Deans’ Welcome 
(LL Pope / LS Costantino)

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
New York, New York Reception
(LL Outdoor Plaza)

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Farewell to Families
(LL Outdoor Plaza)

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Small Group Meeting #1 
(LL Outdoor Plaza) 

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
New Student BBQ 
(LL Outdoor Plaza)

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Commuter First-Year: CFM Breakouts
(140 W Classrooms)

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Guide to Residential Life 
(LL Pope and LS Costantino) 

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Commuter First-Year: CARE Commuter Core (140W McNally/G76)

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Night of Welcome 
(LL Outdoor Plaza)

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
Pizza on the Plaza 
(LL Outdoor Plaza)


Monday, August 30

Mandatory New Student Orientation programming for all incoming first-year and transfer students begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 6:30 p.m. for commuter transfer students and 8:30 p.m., for commuter first-year students.  Residents will have their floor meetings at 6:30 p.m.  All new students are welcome to join us for the optional evening social programming beginning at 8:30 p.m.  

Tuesday, August 31

Mandatory New Student Orientation programming begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 5:00 p.m for incoming new students. 


More updates and information to come. If you have any questions, please contact New Student Orientation at 212-636-6260 or email