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GSAS Diploma Ceremony

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 a.m. (ET), and you may view the ceremony on the Fordham University Commencement web page.

Congratulations to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Class of 2021!

Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 11 a.m. (Eastern Time)

On behalf of the Dean and the faculty, as well as the entire Fordham University community, we welcome you - degree recipients, family members, friends, honored guests, and current students - to this special virtual celebration.

We applaud our graduates whose achievements represent the ideals that distinguish Fordham University as a Jesuit institution, and look forward to the futures they will build - futures marked by a commitment to a more wise, compassionate and just society.

David Marcotte, S.J., Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology

Dean’s Address
Tyler Stovall, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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

Reflection: Remembering Dr. Chad Evan Davis
Mary Procidano, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Faculty Address to the GSAS Class of 2021
Christine Firer Hinze, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Theology

Faculty Address to the GSAS Class of 2021
Tiffany Yip, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology

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

Graduate Address to the GSAS Class of 2021
Vivian Papp, Ph.D., English, GSAS Class of 2021

Special Thanks To

All speakers at the GSAS diploma ceremony for their generosity of time and spirit, and:

GSAS Dean’s Office
Tyler Stovall, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Christine Kelly, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development

Joanne Schwind
Assistant Dean, Office of Academic Programs and Support

Sheila Brisbane
GSAS Web Communication Manager

Daniel Carlson, Daniel Carlson Photography

Commencement Office
Michael R. Trerotola
Assistant University Secretary and Special Assistant to the President
Commencement Coordinator

Kathy Law
Administrative Assistant, Office of the University Secretary
Commencement Assistant

Retired Navy Admiral Michelle Howard to Give Commencement Keynote

Howard, the first woman to become a four-star admiral in the U.S. Navy, will address the Class of 2021 as part of Fordham's virtual University Commencement ceremony. Read more about Admiral Michelle Howard.