In This Newsletter

  • Accommodations During Class Day and Commencement
  • Address Update on SSOL
  • Tickets for Class Day and Commencement
  • Questions?
  • Important Dates

Dear Columbia Families,

Though it may have seemed like the distant future when you first helped your son or daughter move to campus, we will soon gather for Class Day and Commencement to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the students in the Columbia College and Columbia Engineering Class of 2013.

To help you and your son or daughter prepare for this momentous occasion, Parent and Family Programs will be in contact with you throughout the coming months. Look for the "GradZone" subject line in your email inbox for information related to the ceremonies, Senior Week, senior portraits, the yearbook, moving out, and preparing students for life after graduation.

Consider bookmarking the GradZone website in your web browser, and encourage your student to visit the site often for updated information on …

News & Announcements

Accommodations During Class Day and Commencement

Are you looking for information to help you plan your visit to campus for graduation-related activities? Visit the online Columbia Travel Portal for discounted hotels. Columbia Housing will also offer residence hall …

Address Update on SSOL

Please encourage your student to log into SSOL (Student Services OnLine) to verify the accuracy of his/her mailing address and confirm that we have your current parent/family email and mailing addresses. Don't miss out on receiving any information …

Tickets for Class Day and Commencement

Class Day is a school-specific ceremony during which individual students are recognized for their achievements. As their names are read, graduates process across the stage, are photographed, and receive their class pins. Seating is unlimited and no tickets are required for guests …


Contact Parent and Family Programs via email or Facebook, visit GradZone, or call us at 212-854-2446 with your questions …


Important Dates

Deadline for May 2013 Graduates to Apply for the Degree
Baccalaureate Service (To Be Confirmed)
SEAS Class Day, 5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Columbia College Class Day, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
University Commencement Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.