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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
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1. New Student Orientation

Graduate student orientations will be held virtually on Thursday, January 28, 2021 and Friday, January 29, 2021.  You will receive additional information about how to join the orientation events, which will be available asynchronously via the learning platform Blackboard, and synchronously, via Zoom. While live, synchronous events will be held on Thursday and Friday, the programs will be identical, so you only have to attend one based on your preferred time.

Additional information, including a full program schedule and invitation to register, is forthcoming.

Please note: Dates for the fall 2021 orientation will be announced in early spring 2021.

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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 this link.

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.

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3. 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.  

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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.

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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.  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.  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.

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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.