Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Commencement Ticket Distribution (May 8 & 9)
  • Ferris Bueller: FAIR-riss BEW-el-ehr
  • I Can't Make It to Ticket Distribution. What Now?
  • Have Friends and Family Who Cannot Attend?
  • Military Recognition
  • Columbia Engineering Senior Send-Off Reception
  • Columbia College Senior Dessert Reception
  • Fact or Fiction?
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

If you plan to participate in Commencement, you'll need to register to attend before April 22. If you have guests coming, you'll also need to request tickets for them when you register. (You get up to four.) After April 22, tickets are not guaranteed and may no longer be available.

Students who applied for the degree on or after March 21 will need to email GradZone for instructions on how to register as additional steps may be …

News & Announcements

Commencement Ticket Distribution (May 8 & 9)

After you've registered for Commencement and have requested tickets for your guests, you'll need to pick them up at our special ticket distribution events on May 8, 1:00-5:00 p.m., and May 9, 4:00-8:00 p.m., in Alfred …

Ferris Bueller: FAIR-riss BEW-el-ehr

Our Ticket Distribution events (May 8 & 9) will also be a time for you to discuss the pronunciation of your name with the advising deans who will announce each graduate on Class Day.

I Can't Make It to Ticket Distribution. What Now?

If you can't make it to either day of ticket distribution, you may have a a fellow student proxy pick up your tickets for you. Visit GradZone to learn how to authorize a fellow graduate.

Have Friends and Family Who Cannot Attend?

No problem! Encourage them to watch the Class Day and Commencement ceremonies live online. Please check the Commencement website for details.

Military Recognition

Graduates who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to wear a red, white, and blue honor cord at Commencement Week ceremonies in recognition of their service to our country. These cords will be provided by the University to any eligible graduate who requests one. To request a cord, please …

Columbia Engineering Senior Send-Off Reception

Columbia Engineering Young Alumni (CEYA) and Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) invite you to the inaugural dessert and champagne reception at the Columbia Alumni Center. You’ll mix and mingle with recent …

Columbia College Senior Dessert Reception

Join Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA) and the Young Alumni Fund Development Council (YAFDC) at the Columbia Alumni Welcome Center for a celebratory dessert and champagne reception. Learn about the many opportunities …

Fact or Fiction?

Columbia University’s Commencement exercises have been held on the Morningside Campus for over 200 years.

Fiction! The first Commencement of King’s College, as Columbia University was first called, was held on June 21, 1758, in St. George’s Chapel on …

 

Upcoming Events

Apr
12
Finding an Apartment in New York City, April 12, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Apr
15
#CUSocMedia: Almost Everything You Should Know about Social Media, April 15, 5:30 p.m.
Apr
15
SEAS Senior Send-Off, 6:30 p.m.
Apr
19
What to Expect From the First Week of Work, April 19, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Apr
22
CC Senior Dessert Reception, 6:30 p.m.
Apr
25
Asian Graduation, 6:00 p.m.
May
7
Columbia Engineering Senior Dinner, 7:00 p.m.
May
7
Columbia College Senior Dinner, 8:00 p.m.
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
Columbia Engineering Class Day, 5:00 p.m.
May
21
Columbia College Class Day, 9:30 a.m.
May
22
University Commencement, 10:30 a.m.
May
22
Native Graduation, 2:00 p.m.

Important Dates

Apr
22
Last Day to Register for Commencement Tickets
May
1
Last Day to Place a Congratulatory Ad in the Yearbook
May
8
Ticket Distribution, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
May
9
Ticket Distribution, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
May
23
Seniors Move Out by 12:00 p.m. (noon)