Members of the Class of 2021 celebrated their heritage and culture at four Diversity Graduation Celebrations from May 4 to 6; Latinx graduation; Black graduation; AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) graduation; and Lavender graduation, for LGBTQ students.

When their names were called, graduates were honored with special stoles, pins, and other items celebrating their culture. Faculty and staff offered words of praise and encouragement, both virtually and in person. Speakers included Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata, political science professor Christina Greer, and Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham.

Celebrations were held at both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses. They were sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer in conjunction with the President’s Office and Senior Week.