Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Are you planning to graduate?
  • If you plan to attend and bring guests to Commencement...
  • Campus housing for Commencement guests
  • What's the difference between Class Day and Commencement anyway?
  • Update your information
  • Important Dates

Are you planning to graduate?

Make sure you apply for your degree ASAP! Applying for your degree ensures that your family will receive invitations to Class Day, you will be able to pick up your Commencement tickets, and your name will appear in the Class Day program. After you have completed this very important step, please follow the rest of our graduation checklist to make the most of your last semester.

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News & Announcements

If you plan to attend and bring guests to Commencement...

Degree candidates do not need a ticket to attend the ceremony, but must carry their Columbia ID and be registered to enter campus that morning. Information on how to register will be made available to graduating students later in the spring semester. Stay tuned!

Although …

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Campus housing for Commencement guests

Columbia University Guest and Conference Housing will offer a limited number of on-campus rooms to parents and families of Columbia graduates.

Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and online

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What's the difference between Class Day and Commencement anyway?

Want to know at which ceremony you get to walk across the stage? Trying to explain the difference between Class Day and Commencement to your family? Here's the info you need.

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Update your information

You're in the home stretch! With graduation invitations, announcements, and other information soon to be mailed, make sure your information is up to date in SSOL.

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Important Dates

Mar
1
Last day to apply for the degree if you want your name in the program
May
19
Baccalaureate Service
May
20
Columbia Engineering Class Day
May
21
Columbia College Class Day
May
22
University Commencement
May
23
Seniors move out by 12:00 p.m. (noon)