Global Transition

International Parent Program

Parents of new international students and all students moving to Fordham from overseas are invited to the following events. Contact Monica Esser with any questions.

RSVP before July 1.

Rose Hill Welcome Coffee

Wednesday, August 22, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Rose Hill (Bronx) Campus

Duane Library, Butler Commons, 3rd floor
Have a snack and a cup of coffee, meet the parents of other new international students, speak with current Fordham students, parents, and University staff, take a tour of the beautiful Rose Hill campus.

We recommend that you continue your day in the Bronx by visiting the Bronx Botanical Gardens this afternoon.  Or perhaps taste some delicacies in the Little Italy area of the Bronx adjacent to the Fordham campus on Arthur Ave.  

Lincoln Center Parent Cocktail Reception with the Deans

Wednesday, August 22, 5 - 7 p.m.
Lincoln Center (Manhattan) Campus

Fordham Law School at 150 West 62 Street, Room 7-119

Meet the Deans in Fordham's latest addition, our Law School Building, designed by I.M. Pei Architecture. Enjoy connecting with other Fordham families and learn about Fordham's International Parent Leadership Council.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Fordham Faculty

Thursday, August 23, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Meet on the steps of the Met at 1000 5th Avenue, New York
Tour this impressive New York City cultural institution with Fordham faculty.

President's Parent Welcome Cocktail Reception

Saturday, August 25
Lincoln Center (Manhattan) Campus

Fordham Law School at 150 West 62 Street

Join us for the President's Parent Welcome Cocktail Reception for incoming parents.

Directions to both Fordham campuses can be found here.

A Note to the Parents of New Students:
Our dedicated Fordham staff and current students with experience transitioning across cultures to Fordham have prepared an excellent 5-day program for your children called Global Transition. New students will be engaged from August 21-25 as they learn about how things work at Fordham, make new friends and adjust to a new time zone! We respectfully ask that you allow your children to fully participate in this program. Please do not make plans with your children during Global Transition. If they leave the program to see you, they will miss an important learning opportunity. Their new relationships at Fordham will be critical to their successful transition here - so give them the time to develop these friendships. We know from experience that this week is vital in forging lasting connections between new students! Global Transition participants have optional activities on Saturday, August 25 - so this is the best date to see your children before classes begin on August 29. We hope you will attend the Global Transition Parent Program and make some new friends of your own!