Fall New Student Orientation at Lincoln Center

The New Student Orientation Team is excited to welcome the newest class of Rams to Fordham College at Lincoln Center!

New Student Orientation is mandatory and will take place in-person from Sunday, August 28 - Tuesday, August 30. 

Though we are closely monitoring circumstances related to the ongoing health emergency across the country, we are very excited to welcome parents and family members to campus for Opening and Move-In on Sunday, August 28, to various family orientation events during that day, and to help resident students with move in. All guests must be fully vaccinated, and boosted if eligible. Please bring documentation of vaccination to the campus on the scheduled move-in day/Opening Day.

Although the detailed schedule can be found below, another available resource to you is the Orientation Guidebook! You have received an email, which can be found in your Fordham email inbox, that offers you access to a breadth of knowledge on orientation that can all be found in this guidebook. We hope this is helpful during this transition for you and your family! 

Covid-19 Protocol

Vaccine Cards will be checked by Public Safety at the entrance of campus.  Please be sure to bring your documentation with you to campus. All students and families must be fully vaccinated, and boosted if eligible, to be admitted to campus. 

As per the university COVID-19 protocol, all individuals from the campus community and guests are encouraged to wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be properly worn and completely cover the nose and mouth. This is to ensure the safety of our campus community.

 

Schedule of Events

 

Sunday, August 28

Welcome to Fordham - Opening Day! On Opening Day, we will host move in for Residential Students, check in for Commuters, open houses sponosred by University Departments, receptions, and the official Welcome Addresses from the President and Deans. Programming is open to students and families, until we transition to student only sessions at 5pm. 

7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

McKeon Resident Move-In


9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

McMahon Resident Move-In


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Office Hours 

Career Services (140 W Garden Level 49)

Counseling and Psychological Services

 (140 W Garden Level 02)

Disability Services (LL 408)

University Health Services 

(140 W Garden Level 16)

ID Services (LL 128-A)


10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enrollment Services Open House

Financial Services & Admissions

 (LL 2nd Floor Lounge)


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Multicultural Reception 

(LS Schmeltzer)


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Open House & Service Fair

Student Services Fair (LL Outdoor Plaza) 

Library Open House (Quinn Library)


11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Commuter, Transfer, Global Transition, and Urban Plunge Student Check In

Commuter Check-In for First-Year and Transfer Students (LL Outdoor Plaza)

Check-In for Resident Students who participated in Global Transition or Urban Plunge (LL Outdoor Plaza) 


1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

President’s and Deans’ Welcome 

(LL Pope / LS Costantino)

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Family Liturgy

(Church of St. Paul the Apostle)


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

New York, New York Reception

(LL Outdoor Plaza)


5:00 p.m. -  5:15 p.m.

Farewell to Families

(LL Outdoor Plaza)


5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Small Group Meeting #1 

(LL Outdoor Plaza) 


6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

New Student BBQ 

(LL Outdoor Plaza)


7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Commuter First-Year: CFM Breakouts

(140 W Classrooms)


7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Guide to Residential Life 

(LL Pope and 140W McNally) 


7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Commuter First-Year: CARE Commuter Core (Costantino)


8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Night of Welcome 

(LL Outdoor Plaza)


10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 

Pizza on the Plaza 

(LL Outdoor Plaza)



 

Monday, August 29

Mandatory New Student Orientation programming for all incoming first-year and transfer students begins at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:30 p.m. for commuter transfer students, with commuter first-year students ending at 8:30 p.m.  Residents will have their floor meetings at 6:30 p.m.  All new students are welcome to join us for the optional evening social programming beginning at 8:30 p.m.  

 

Maroon TrackRam TrackIgnatius Track

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Residents: Breakfast


8:00 a.m. –  8:45 a.m. 

Check-In


8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Presentations: Pope

Keynote Speaker

Getting Involved

Living the Mission

Living Safely 

Surviving the Party


12:30 p.m. - 1:30  p.m.

Lunch

(Plaza)


1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Presentations: Pope

IT Services

OMA

12 Steps Towards Appreciating DIversity


3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Real Talk


4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Small Group Meeting


5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Dinner by Small Group


6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Commuter Core

First-Year Resident Floor Meetings


8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

Excursions

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Residents: Breakfast


8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 

Check-In


8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Presentations: Costantino

IT Services

OMA

12 Steps Towards Appreciating Diversity


10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Real Talk


11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch 

(Plaza)


12:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Presentation: Costantino

Keynote Speaker

Living Safely

Surviving the Party

Living the Mission

Getting Involved


4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Small Group Meeting


5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Dinner by Small Group


6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Commuter Core

First-Year Resident Floor Meetings


8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

Excursions

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Residents: Breakfast


8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 

Check-In


8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Presentations: McNally

Getting Involved

Living Safely

Surviving the Party

Living the Mission


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch 

Plaza


12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Presentation: McNally

OMA

12 Steps Towards Appreciating Diversity 


1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Real Talk


3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Presentations: McNally

IT Services

Keynote Speaker


4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Small Group Meeting


5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Dinner by Small Group


6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Commuter Core

First-Year Resident Floor Meetings


8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

Excursions

 

Tuesday, August 30

Mandatory New Student Orientation programming begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4:00 p.m for incoming new students. 

 

FCLCGabelli School of Business

7:30a.m. - 9:00a.m. 

Residents: Breakfast on Your Own 


9:00a.m. - 9:45a.m. 

Check-In


9:45a.m. - 10:45a.m.

Track I: Tours 

Track II: Academic Fair

Track III: Advising


11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. 

Track I: Advising 

Track II: Tours 

Track III: Academic Fair


12:15p.m. - 1:15p.m. 

Lunch

(Plaza)


1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.

Track I: Academic Fair

Track II: Advising

Track III: Tours


2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Small Group Meeting #3

(Plaza)


4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Residents: Dinner on your own

7:30a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

Residents: Breakfast on Your Own


8:30a.m. - 9:00a.m. 

Check-In


9:00a.m.- 10:00a.m.

Introduction to the Day and to the Year by Vin DeCola, SJ

(McNally)

 

10:00a.m. - 10:15a.m.

Academic Welcome from Lerzan Aksoy

(McNally)


10:15a.m. - 11:15a.m.

Presentations on the Academic Program

(McNally)

 

11:15a.m. - 11:45a.m.

Faculty Introductions

 (McNally)


11:45a.m. - 12:15p.m.    

 Class Photo 

(Platt Court)

 

12:15p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

GSB LC LUNCH 

(Garden Lounge & 140W G76 A&B)


1:00p.m. - 2:00 pm.

Meeting with Gabelli Mentors

(Classrooms)

 

2:00p.m. - 2:45p.m.

First Final Exam

(McNally)


2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Small Group Meeting #3

(Plaza)


4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Residents: Dinner on your own 

 

If you have any questions, please contact New Student Orientation at 212-636-6260 or email orientlc@fordham.edu.