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January New Student Orientation Schedule

Welcome to the Ramily!

We are looking forward to meeting you at our January Orientation program. Below is information on the schedule, how to register for sessions, what to expect during each session and our virtual resource fair of student resources. We hope this hybrid orientation provides an opportunity for both students and family members to build connections with faculty/staff and peers.

Registration Information 

  1. We are utilizing Zoom as our platform for our hybrid January Orientation program.
  2. Scroll down to register for each by clicking on the Zoom link.
  3. Zoom will ask you a series of questions that you will need to answer in order to register for each session.
  4. You may register yourself for each session. If you are a family member and would like to attend, please register yourself as well. Please limit the amount of registrations per household to two (2) people. Zoom has restrictions on capacities and we want to make sure all incoming Fordham Families are able to attend. Please email orientrh@fordham.edu if you have a concern.
  5. Registration is required so that we have an accurate headcount for Zoom capacity needs.

January Orientation Program

Friday, January 29, 2021

9 a.m.
Campus Tours
McGinley Center Lobby
Students will check-in with the New Student Orientation staff and receive their Welcome packets before taking an optional campus tour.

9:30 a.m.
Orientation Check-In
McGinley Center Lobby
Students will check-in with the New Student Orientation staff and receive their Welcome packets if they did not participate in the optional campus tour.

10 a.m.
Welcome From the Dean of Students and Orientation Coordinators | Zoom link
McGinley Center, Ballroom
Join Christopher Rodgers, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, and your Orientation Coordinators for a warm welcome to the Fordham Family!

10:30 a.m.
Living the Mission | Zoom link
McGinley Center, Ballroom
What does it mean to attend a Jesuit university? Find out more during this presentation from one of Fordham's Jesuit priests.

11 a.m.
Small Group Meeting | Zoom link
McGinley Center, Ballroom
Meet with your Orientation Leaders in small groups!

11:30 a.m.
Student Technology Overview | Zoom link
McGinley Center, Ballroom
Learn about Fordham IT.

11:45 a.m.
Campus Assault Relationship Education | Zoom link
McGinley Center, Ballroom
Learn about Campus Assault Relationship Education from our Health Services and Counseling and Psychology Services departments.

12:30 p.m.
Lunch
McGinley Center, Marketplace
Enjoy Fordham's Marketplace while with your small groups.

1:30 p.m.
CORE Programming: Civility | Zoom link
McGinley Center, Ballroom
Discover what it means to part of the Fordham Ramily.

2:15 p.m.
Academic Overview
Fordham College at Rose Hill Students: Keating 1st | Zoom link
Gabelli School of Business Students: McGinley Center, Student Lounge (First Years) Zoom link | McGinley Center, North Dining (Transfers) Zoom link
Meet with your academic dean to learn about degree requirements and discuss your class schedule.

3:45 p.m.
Getting Involved at Rose Hill | Zoom link
McGinley Center, Ballroom
Learn about the various student clubs and organizations on campus.

3:45 p.m.
Career Services at Rose Hill | Zoom link
McGinley Center, 2nd Floor Lounge
Learn about how career services can be a resource for you throughout your time at Fordham.

4:15 p.m.
Residential Life at Rose Hill | Zoom link
McGinley Center, North Dining
Resident students attend a mandatory meeting with staff members from the Office of Residential Life.

4:15 p.m.
Commuter Student Services at Rose Hill | Zoom link
McGinley Center, Student Lounge
Attend the Community Meeting to get important academic and student life information.

4:45 p.m.
Small Group Meeting | Zoom link
McGinley Center, Ballroom
Gather in your small group for another interactive session.

5:15 p.m.
Wrap Up and Survey
McGinley Center, Ballroom
Closing comments from New Student Orientation.

5:30 p.m.
Hot Spot Tours
Departs from McGinley Center, Lobby
Take part in an optional tour of campus where you will gain insight into all the hot spots the orientation leaders show you around Fordham.

6:45 p.m.
NYC Excursion - Empire State Building
Departs from Cosi
As a Fordham student, "New York is my campus." So, take this opportunity to explore your city surroundings with your Orientation Coordinators on an excursion to a New York City hot spot.

8 p.m.
Late Night Program - Trivia Night
Dealy Hall Classrooms

Saturday, January 30, 2021

10 a.m.
NYC Excursion - Hudson Yards: Edge and High Line
Departs from Cosi
As a Fordham student, "New York is my campus." So, take this opportunity to explore your city surroundings with your Orientation Coordinators on an excursion to a New York City hot spot.

8 p.m.
Late Night Program - Movie Night: Shrek
McGinley Center, Ballroom and 2nd Floor Lounge

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