Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Preparing for Commencement
  • Restaurant Reservation Resources
  • Pop Quiz! What Happens at Which Ceremony?
  • Honor Your Graduate in the Yearbook (by May 1)
  • Disability Access for Class Day and Commencement
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Get ready for the excitement of Class Day and Commencement!

Dear Columbia Families,

With 50 days remaining before Columbia University's annual Commencement Ceremony, please review the following information carefully and speak with your graduating student to ensure that you and your entire family have a memorable graduation experience.

I look forward to celebrating with you in May, and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions in the meantime.

Sincerely,

Matthew Patashnick
Director of Parent and Family Programs

News & Announcements

Preparing for Commencement

While guest tickets are not required for Class Day, please remind your graduating student to register to attend University Commencement and request up to four guest tickets for the ceremony before April 22! (After this date, tickets …

Restaurant Reservation Resources

With travel plans and accommodations nailed down, you can now focus on your celebrations to follow the ceremonies. Ask your graduating senior about favorite restaurants in Manhattan, and consider making reservations through online resources such as www

Pop Quiz! What Happens at Which Ceremony?

Q1: ___________ is a tradition in which degrees are granted en masse to graduating students from eighteen schools, colleges, and affiliated institutions. No individual students are recognized. Participating students must register to attend and, in this process, may request up to four

Honor Your Graduate in the Yearbook (by May 1)

To honor your graduating senior, consider placing a congratulatory ad in the Columbian, the official yearbook for Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

This one-of-a-kind …

Disability Access for Class Day and Commencement

Access to Campus
Guests with disabilities should enter campus via the 116th Street gates (see the campus accessibility map) at Amsterdam Avenue. Event hosts stationed at these gates will be available …

 

Upcoming Events

May
8
Lavender Graduation, 1:00 p.m.
May
19
Baccalaureate Service, 9:30 a.m.
May
19
Latino Graduation, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
May
19
Black Graduation, 6:30 p.m.
May
20
SEAS Class Day, 5:00 p.m.
May
21
Columbia College Class Day, 9:30 a.m.
May
22
University Commencement Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.
May
22
Native Graduation, 2:00 p.m.

Important Dates

Apr
2
Commencement Ticket Registration Begins for Students
Apr
22
Last Day for Students to Register for Commencement Tickets
May
8
Commencement Ticket Distribution Event (Remind Your Senior!)
May
9
Commencement Ticket Distribution Event (Remind Your Senior!)
May
23
Seniors move out by 12:00 p.m. (noon)