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Fordham University 176th Commencement

The University Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2021. The main University Commencement ceremony will be videocast at 10:00 a.m. (EDT), and you may view the ceremony on the Fordham University Commencement web page.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will air a fully virtual ceremony to honor members of the Fordham-GSAS Class of 2021. The ceremony will premiere on this page on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., approximately one hour following the videocast of University Commencement. 

Graduates, their families, friends, faculty mentors, and the wider Fordham University community and public are warmly invited to tune into the ceremony and share it widely. The ceremony will include addresses from the GSAS Dean, GSAS faculty members, student leadership and a member of the GSAS Class of 2021. The ceremony will culminate in the announcement of each graduate’s name in tandem with the display of a special recognition slide that individually honors each graduate’s achievement.

Although the deadline has now passed for graduates to order regalia, last minute orders may be possible (though be advised that regalia will take a minimum of three weeks to ship; it will no longer be available by May 22). For questions about regalia orders, please e-mail studentgsas@fordham.edu.

The Spring 2021 virtual GSAS Diploma Ceremony will include:

  • Invocation by Dr. David Marcotte, S.J., Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology

  • Dean’s Address by Dr. Tyler Stovall, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • In Memoriam | Chad Evan Davis, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, GSAS Class of 2021

  • Remembering Dr. Chad Davis by Dr. Mary Procidano, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

  • Address to the GSAS Class of 2021 by Dr. Christine Firer Hinze, Professor and Chair, Department of Theology

  • Address to the GSAS Class of 2021 by Dr. Tiffany Yip, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology

  • Address to the GSAS Class of 2021 by Ryan Sullivan, Ph.D. Candidate, History, Vice President, Graduate Student Association (GSA)

  • Address to the GSAS Class of 2021 by Dr. Vivian Papp, GSAS Class of 2021, Ph.D., English

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