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.
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 …