Dear Members of the Class of 2020,
I hope that my note finds you and your family safe and healthy.
You may have heard that New York State recently eased the restrictions on hosting in-person graduation ceremonies. You may also have heard that the Commencement team has been planning a series of in-person ceremonies for the Class of 2021.
As promised, we are now at a moment when we can celebrate your own graduation—as you rightly deserve—at our Rose Hill campus. Using the model that we developed for the ceremonies for the Class of 2021, I have asked the Commencement team to organize ceremonies to take place on Edwards Parade in early June to honor the Class of 2020. We are delighted to invite you back to campus, and to give you the opportunity to have two guests to join you at the ceremony.
Graduates of Fordham College at Lincoln Center and the Gabelli School of Business will have their ceremonies on Saturday, June 5, and graduates of Fordham College at Rose Hill will have their ceremony on Sunday, June 6. The exact times of the ceremonies, along with registration, ticketing, and other important information, will be shared by the Commencement office next week.
I cannot tell you how excited we are to welcome you home and to finally have a chance to celebrate you and your many achievements with a proper in-person Commencement ceremony.
I look forward to seeing you on Edwards Parade in June.
Joseph M. McShane, S.J.