Fordham Announces Commencement Plans for Class of 2020

Using similar safety measures to those for the Class of 2021’s graduation, Fordham will hold in-person ceremonies in June



The commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020 will take place at Rose Hill on June 5 and 6.

Fordham announced that the Class of 2020 will celebrate its in-person commencement ceremonies on June 5 and June 6 in an email from the Office of the President sent on May 5. 

When on-campus operations halted in March 2020, Fordham promised the Class of 2020 that they would have an in-person graduation ceremony at a later date. After Fordham announced that the Class of 2021 will have in-person commencement ceremonies on Feb. 12, many graduates from the Class of 2020 wondered when their ceremony would be.

“As promised, we are now at a moment when we can celebrate your own graduation—as you rightly deserve—at our Rose Hill campus,” the email from University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., stated.

The university used the same safety model that it developed for the Class of 2021 graduation to plan for the Class of 2020, according to the email. Students will be allowed to bring two guests with them to the ceremony. 

The ceremonies for graduates of Fordham College at Lincoln and the Gabelli School of Business will take place on Saturday, June 5, and the ceremony for Fordham College at Rose Hill graduates is expected to take place on Sunday, June 6.

“I cannot tell you how excited we are to welcome you home and to have a chance to celebrate you and your many achievements with a proper in-person Commencement ceremony,” McShane said. 

Information regarding registration and ticketing will be shared by the university next week.