Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • On-campus Commencement Housing Applications: Available 2/1
  • The Difference Between Class Day and Commencement
  • Commencement Tickets
  • Address Update on SSOL
  • Questions?
  • Important Dates

On-campus Commencement Housing Applications: Available 2/1

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 applications will be accessible on February 1.

Please refer to the Commencement Housing website for details regarding rates, amenities, cancellation policies, and …

News & Announcements

The Difference Between 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 …

Commencement Tickets

Although registered graduates do not need a ticket to participate in Commencement, guest entrance to University Commencement (May 22) is by ticket only. Each guest over the age of three (3) will need a …

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 …


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


Important Dates

Seniors apply for the degree by this date to have their name appear in the program
Baccalaureate Service, 9:30 a.m.
SEAS Class Day, 5:00 p.m.
Columbia College Class Day, 9:30 a.m.
University Commencement Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.
Seniors move out by 12:00 p.m. (noon)