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GSAS Orientation and Community

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  1. Attend New Student Orientation 
  2. Request Student ID Card
  3. Housing
  4. Connect with Graduate Student Association
  5. Join the Veteran Community
  6. Student Support and Professional Development at GSAS
Date to complete Orientation and Community
Upon receiving email invitation

1. Attend New Student Orientation

We have designed a Hybrid GSAS New Student Orientation, developing a schedule of events that will deliver essential information to new graduate students through in-person and asynchronous components.

The in-person events will occur at either/both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses to accommodate student needs, and the learning platform Blackboard will host the asynchronous portion.

All students who register for orientation will receive information, via their Fordham email, about how to access both components of the program as the event nears.

Save the Date:

ALL new GSAS students are invited to attend this comprehensive orientation session. We highly recommend that you attend to receive information on many offices that support student life at the university, including the GSAS Office for Student Professional Development, the Graduate Student Association, Career Services, Fordham Libraries, Counseling and Psychological Services, and more. You will also have an opportunity to mingle with faculty members and to meet peers in your program cohorts.

Fall 2022 Entry

  • Friday, August 26, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Rose Hill Campus
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | 5 – 8 p.m. | Lincoln Center Campus
    Tuesday’s session is geared towards students who work full-time and/or are unable to attend the full-day session at Rose Hill.

A formal invitation, including a full program schedule and a register link, is forthcoming via email.

We look forward to welcoming you into our student community! If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at fuga@fordham.edu or (718) 817-4416.

As soon as possible

2. Request Student ID Card

Fordham students have the option of obtaining either a Physical ID card or the Electronic ID (you can have only one of these ID types).

Begin by uploading a digital image of a wallet sized photo to the Photo ID Services channel, located on the New Student Tab via your Portal at my.fordham.edu.  There you will be asked to choose your preference of either the Physical ID card or Electronic ID.

For full instructions, visit the Electronic ID page.

Your ID will not be generated without a photograph, which will also delay access to entering campus, the library and other University resources.

If you need further assistance, kindly contact IT Customer Care at
718-817-3999 or email HelpIT@fordham.edu.

As soon as possible

3. Graduate Housing

While the Office of Residential Life offers some graduate housing in University-operated apartments, the majority of Fordham graduate students and faculty live off-campus in non-university housing.  

If you are new to NY, there is an endless list of lovely neighborhoods to choose from within the tri-state area. Consider living in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Connecticut, Long Island and New Jersey. Both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses are easily accessible by Metro North trains, subway lines, the Path train, Long Island Railroad, and major highways, bridges and tunnels.

Additional Resources: 

As soon as possible

4. Connect with Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a student government organization with two primary objectives. First, the GSA acts as a liaison between the student body and the GSAS administration. In keeping with the Jesuit notion of cura personalis, the GSA is here to advocate on your behalf in terms of both academic and non-academic concerns. Please visit our Graduate Student Association website for more information.

As soon as possible

5. Join the Veteran Community

Fordham University is extremely proud of its active military, veteran, and dependent community for all students who have served our country.  

Fordham has been ranked as a top Military-Friendly Yellow Ribbon University by Military Times for five consecutive years.    

You are invited to connect with the Veteran Center and the Student Veterans of America at Fordham to join our military community and learn about the valuable resources available and upcoming events.  

Follow the SVAF on Facebook and Instagram.

As soon as possible

6. Student Support and Professional Development at GSAS

GSAS is committed to enhancing the experience of graduate students across the arts and sciences through community building, supporting graduate student mental health and well-being, developing a culture of mentorship, and connecting students with professional development programs. As a GSAS student, you are encouraged to invest in career preparation through involvement with the GSAS Futures and Preparing Future Faculty programs. Contact studentgsas@fordham.edu for additional information.